About us


Dedicated to Innovation & Quality since 1980


Glendale Foods today is a leading supplier of snacks, processed meat and protein products, including cooked and raw sausages, burgers, meatballs and dumplings, as well as food boxes, handheld hot and cold snacks and food on the go. Supplying to a vast range of industries worldwide, Glendale Foods serves the airline and travel industry, pub and restaurant groups, wholesales and catering contracts, as well as supplying national supermarkets with their own products as well as Glendale’s own brands, The Great British Pudding Company and the Yankee Brand.

 

Glendale Foods has risen from humble, family roots. Opened as a fine family butchers over 60 years ago, the dedication to fine quality meat products saw the company grow, culminating in the creation of the name Glendale Foods in 1980.

With innovation and quality firmly at the heart of the Glendale ethos, the company has rapidly grown, investing over £4.5 million in state of the art facilities in the last three years alone, guaranteeing the future of snack and meal component manufacturing in the UK.

 

Now employing over 200 employees and with an annual turnover of more than £19 million, Glendale Foods have a wealth of industry experience, as well as a proven track record for supplying top quality hot and cold food, frozen or prepared to industries worldwide. Our Innovation centre, state of the art food manufacturing and packaging lines, as well as international logistics capabilities mean that Glendale Foods can cater for bespoke, specialist operations large and small.

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With 35 years of food manufacturing experience, we pride ourselves on our innovation, ensuring that with or without a client in the kitchen with us, we will provide the perfect product for your market, worldwide.

Our Flagship Brands

Glendale Foods have two flagship brands, the Yankee Brand, which specialises in microwave snacks, burgers and grilling ribs. Originally created by Campbell’s to compete with Glendale’s own Hot Ones, and subsequently acquired by Glendale, the Yankee Brand is a convenience, family orientated range, with a number of straight from frozen family favourites, in both full meal and snack form. The Yankee Brand represents a broad offering of convenient quality.

The Great British Pudding Company are famous for the hand baked, traditional British suet puddings that give the brand its name. Microwaves in 6 minutes, the puddings, which include every traditional British filling, are hand baked and blast frozen on site, giving the ideal steam flavour every time, perfect for both food service and wholesale operations. Quality is key to the success of the Great British Pudding Company’s success, and we use the best quality of ingredient to ensure that the famous reputation is never allowed to relax.

The people behind Glendale Foods

We have some amazing people in our organisation, and as shareholders, the core team all own a little piece of the business.This means that they are empowered to make a difference through making the decisions that put the customer at the heart of everything they do.

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Paul’s drive, energy and enthusiasm have marked the start of a new era. He’s brought together a team that is authentic and grounded implementing a great visionary business plan.

Paul Burkitt

CEO
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An expert in processed and convenience meat production, Mark takes sheer delight in factory efficiency. Leading with day to day operations, customer and consumer satisfaction, the chance of boredom is very low.

Mark Jones

Managing Director
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Chris is hugely respected within the food industry, having won AA Red Rosettes and food development awards. He's a real foodie - eating out, visiting food & farmers markets whilst cooking as much as possible!

Chris Bates

Commercial director
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Concentrating on the food manufacturing sector, Gary brings a wealth of finance experience, playing a crucial role within the business, providing strong support and ensuring operational excellence procedures.

Gary Coppack

Finance director
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With a strong technical foundation from a Master’s Degree in Microbiology, Aga has built on this experience across chilled and frozen food sectors, priding herself on meeting the requirements of the most demanding retail and food service customers.

Agnieszka Milewska

Technical director
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Craig started his career at Glendale Foods in 2006 and has been a constant figure in the NPD Department ever since.

Craig Brookes

General manager
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Rob has been a fundamental part of the Production Management team through the last 3 decades. Rob has a wealth of knowledge which he shares with the Junior Management Team helping them progress their own careers.

Rob Lowe

Operations manager
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Jayne’s role at Glendale is Cold Store & Loading Bay Manager. Taking control of Goods in & out. Jayne has been a member of the Glendale staff for 20 years.

Jayne Hankinson

Cold store and loading bay manager
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Steve joined Glendale foods in 1998 and is looking forward to the “next phase” in Glendale’s exciting new future.

Stephen Revill

Company secretary
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Working his way up the ladder in production at Glendale, with 11+ years service, Krystoff loves overseeing food production especially developing new products and innovations.

Krzysztof Kwiecien

Senior production manager
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Having worked in development on high protein, vegan, gluten free & value ambient ready meals Edward brings a fresh perspective to development, based on a 20 year career as a chef both in the UK & Australia.

Edward Khade-Bridges

New product development manager
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With a background in food service and manufacturing, Victoria specialises in the development of food components for the foodservice, education and healthcare sectors, working closely with the chefs at Glendale.

Victoria Paget

Business development manager
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Hayley is a long serving employee at Glendale. Originally starting out as order processing, she is now in charge of customer service, planning and Logistics.

Hayley Wilcox

Sales and customer services
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With over 10 years work experience at Glendale, Heather’s remit spans the supply chain from movement & storage of materials to work-in process inventory.

Heather Powers

Stock control, purchasing & planning
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With a food science based degree, up to date knowledge in labeling laws, specification writing and 10 years food industry experience Zaneta is ideally placed to compliment the technical team.

Zaneta Magnowska

Specification manager
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Working as a focal point for customer services, administration and business functions Deborah oversees technical equipment requirements, maintenance and testing.

Deborah Eames

Technical co-ordinator
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Approving suppliers, conducting traceability and ensuring strict controls are adhered to for all raw material that Glendale purchases.

Radek Karabiowski

Raw material technologist
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Within 2 years, Maria made her way up to a management position. Her dedication had been recognised and she became a key member in our Technical team.

Maria Soares

Q.A Manager
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With a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business Management and Accounting and Finance; Luke is a valuable member of the finance team. He has a keen and ambitious approach to constantly add value to the business.

Luke Hobbs

Assistant Accountant

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