We’ve changed – and now we’re even better

Every so often, in the life of a company, there are moments to pause, reflect and take stock. Towards the end of 2019, we undertook a corporate brand review to ensure that all our stakeholders – from our suppliers, customers, partners and employees – understood that we are a fully integrated business, managing the entire […]

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Winterbotham Darby scoops another Compassion in World Farming Award

We are extremely proud to announce a Good Sow Commendation in conjunction with our French supply partners, SACOR, for their Bastides Selection. This award – our sixth – recognises the work that has been carried out with French farmers to improve the welfare of sows. This prestigious accolade was awarded as part of the Compassion […]

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Supporting Merstham Mix – a community food delivery service

Many businesses offer support to their local community and during the current lockdown crisis, more than ever, this is critical.  For us one such project is the Merstham Mix Cafe – a community interest company (CIC) based on the Merstham estate*, just around the corner from our head office.  We’ve been donating to support their […]

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Best Food for Sale Photo Served Up 

The waiting is over. Congratulations to Zay Yar Lin  – the winner of Winterbotham Darby’s Food for Sale category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020.  His photograph, Vegetable Stall shows a colourful vegetable stall at a night market in a hidden street of Yangon, Myanmar. “This is such a clever image, full of life […]

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Clitheroe receives RoSPA ‘Silver’ award for health and safety achievements

Our site in Clitheroe, is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. They have received a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) ‘Silver’ Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure staff / customers / clients / contractors get home safely to their families at the end […]

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Merit for Deli Solutions from the British Safety Council

We are delighted to announce that Deli Solutions has been presented with an  International Safety Award from the British Safety Council, for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.  It is one of 250 organisations to win a Merit in the 2020 International Safety Awards. This recognition is a […]

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Deli Solutions named ‘Highly Commended’ at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

We were delighted that Deli Solutions, our olive and antipasti manufacturing site in Clitheroe, was named Highly Commended in the ‘Site Team of the Year’ category at last night’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. At a glittering ceremony in London, we were presented with our commendation by Ana Matronic. “Our culture is about actively encouraging and […]

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Squeaky Bean ready-to-eat launches

About a year ago our  plant-based brand, Squeaky Bean, made its first appearance in supermarkets. Pitched as a ‘dirty’ vegan brand it was set to shake up the dull and predictable packs lining the meat-free section. The best cornflake-coated Nuggets, oozing Satay Kiev and Fishless Fingers consumers had tasted turned some heads. With branding that […]

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Food trends – our review of 2019

Matt McAuliffe is our head of Product Development & Inspiration and has guest written our blog post looking at the trends we saw in 2019. With competition for new products increasingly more fierce and consumers becoming more informed, it’s more important than ever to understand what consumers really want. Whether this is listening to people […]

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Christmas charity 2019

Regardless of how many people they employ from their local area, businesses are an important part of the community they reside in. Business involvement with local charity and support groups can provide meaningful partnerships. From raising funds and awareness or even offering employee volunteering it’s a great way to give something back. This Christmas we’re […]

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