The lucky golden ticket winner is revealed!

We would like to congratulate The Sun Inn at Bassenthwaite. The golden ticket event was held at our recent food show and the lucky winner scooped a fantastic prize of £1,000!

golden ticket 2017Area Sales Manager, James Daniels, went along to The Sun Inn to congratulate owner,  Lisa Seabourne. A very happy and stunned Lisa said: “I was on holiday when James texted me. I couldn’t believe it – I never win anything! It was a lovely surprise.”

Lisa had thoroughly enjoyed the show and had this to say of Pioneer: “I buy nearly everything from Pioneer as the quality of food is fantastic. I’m now going to try a variety of new things on my menu with the money I won.”

Congratulations, Lisa!

Caterforce board members take a tour

Caterforce visit websiteWe warmly welcomed the board members of Caterforce to our head office in Carlisle on Monday 13th March.

They were attending a board meeting and were given a VIP tour of our office, factory, warehouse and shop. The board consists of directors from other foodservice companies from across the country such as KFF based in Kent, Lynas Foodservice in Northern Ireland and Hunt’s in Dorset.

Caterforce is one of the biggest foodservice buying consortiums in the UK and we have been a member for many years now. Belonging to Caterforce enables us to take advantage of competitive pricing and the buying power of a large consortium, while retaining our flexibility of a family-run business. Our own brand products, Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce, provides customers with high quality goods at fantastic prices and the range is going from strength-to-strength.

Cumbria Trading Standards formalises a partnership

Trading standards websiteOn Monday 6th March 2017, Hannah-Jayne Gawthorpe from Trading Standards visited us to hand over a certificate which formalises a working partnership between us.

The Primary Authority Partnership certificate assures policy expertise and practical experience are brought together and regulations are effectively delivered.

Trading Standards ensure that our hygiene practices and meat are of the highest standard and we comply with all legal requirements regarding weights, labelling, traceability and much more.

John Diwell, our technical manager, says: “This certificate is valuable to us as we are announcing that we are entering a high value, two-way relationship with Trading Standards, which means that our customers can be sure that we are delivering a first-class service across the board.”