£600,000 head office expansion

new rosehillIn 2009 Pioneer completed the rebuilding and refurbishment of our head office at Rosehill. The ground floor was redesigned to include a drivers room, passenger lift and better reception and main entrance. The first floor was extended to include a retail office, large meeting room and test kitchen. A brand new steel and glass second floor was added to the top of the building to give the company a much needed suite of eight extra offices.

The task was undertaken by Story Construction and the company workforce had to relocate in temporary accomodation for six months whilst the project was completed.

Since completion, we have recruited extra staff in the credit control, quality assurance and buying departments, despite being in the midst of the recession.

Pioneer Cumberland Sausage wins national TV contest

sausageAt Dalston Agricultural Show on Saturday 14th August 2010, Pioneer put a team together with Carlisle Young Farmers to compete in the Monster Munchies challenge to build the largest, most spectacular and tastiest version of our local dish, Cumberland sausage and mash.

We built a giant version of Carlisle castle, complete with drawbridge, gravy moat and green mashed potato grassy banks. This was judged the winner on taste and appearance and we won a Gold Spoon which hangs proudly in our reception.

England rugby star Matt Dawson hosted the competition which has been made into a television program appearing on the Good Food channel on January 4th

2011 Food show Biggest Yet

foodshow2011The 17th Carlisle Food Show is being held in the Shepherds Inn at Rosehill Estate on 20th and 21st March 2011 and promises to the biggest and best to date.

To view show details click here. To download an invitation (please note the show is exclusively for the catering trade) click here.

We would urge anyone in catering to come along, sample the products on show and get an unbeatable 30% discount when you place orders. You can also place orders for our superb fresh meat and fish with 30% off to save you and your business money.