Pioneer chairman wins football award

carlisleawardPioneer chairman Andrew Jenkins was honoured for his services to football at the recent North East Football Writers' Association awards dinner. He was given the prestigious John Fotheringham Award for 'extraordinary service'.

As well as his role at Pioneer, Andrew is chairman of Carlisle United Football Club and has been a director of the club for a remarkable 52 years. During that period he has seen the highs of the first division and the lows of the conference and has worked with such great players as Ivor Broadis and Peter Beardsley.

Previous recipients of the award include Sir Bobby Robson, Jack Charlton and Bob Moncur.

Andrew said "Its a real honour and great recognition for the club." He is pictured with Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott at the awards which were held on 5th February at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham.

Join the Men's Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

hospiceathomePioneer is proud to be main sponsor of this year's Hospice at Home (Carlisle and North Lakeland) Men's Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge. The photograph shows Harry Brown and Graham Jenkins of Pioneer (far left) with some of the cyclists at a recent pre-event meeting.

It takes place from 5th to 7th May 2012 and follows a 140 mile long route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. It is open to men of all ages and cycling abilities and we urge anyone who is keen to call 01768 210719 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. whilst there are still places left.

This registered charity does an invaluable job providing a free nursing service for people at the end stages of life who wish to be cared for in their own homes. Please click here for more details on the event.

New Look for Pioneer

newlogoAutumn 2011 sees a brand new look for Pioneer as we undergo a re-branding that was planned in the summer. Our new Pioneer Foodservice logo retains the same corporate colours, red and blue, but the style and fonts are fresher and more modern. At the same time it is identifiable from the previous logo.

Our retail divison will simultaneously roll out a blue version, stating Pioneer Finest Meats and Produce, which distinguishes that part of the company.

Company stationery and marketing material have been the first things to change, followed by uniforms, signage and vehicles.

We hope all our customers and suppliers like the new look, which reflects the aspirations of a modern, forward looking company which does not forget its core values of customer service and product quality.