Record growth for food firm

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

A FOOD dis­trib­u­tor is cel­e­brat­ing record growth over the past six months.

Di­rect Food In­gre­di­ents, based at Wa­ters Green, Mac­cles­field, has seen a 55 per cent sales in­crease in com­par­i­son with the same trad­ing pe­riod last year, with a turnover of £6.8m for the last six months.

The busi­ness, which im­ports, stores and dis­trib­utes in­gre­di­ents, was es­tab­lished by Steve Loake nearly 20 years ago.

He is now joined by co-di­rec­tors Cath Hough and Brigg Simp­son.

He said: “Over the past six years we have in­vested heav­ily in our in­fra­struc­ture, with new soft­ware sys­tems, em­ployee train­ing and de­vel­op­ment, and with a sig­nif­i­cantly ex­panded prod­uct port­fo­lio.

“We have worked hard to be­come ac­cred­ited by the most strin­gent of in­dus­try bod­ies.

“We are thrilled that our hard work has trans­lated into the sub­stan­tial busi­ness and client port­fo­lio that we have to­day. The busi­ness is grow­ing weekly, not just with new cus­tomers com­ing on board, but also with the size of or­ders from ex­ist­ing clients, and cross re­fer­rals to other di­vi­sions within the same group.”

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