International food firm celebrates great start to the year
A FOOD and nutrition firm has announced a 34 per cent growth for the first half of the year, reaching a six-month sales turnover of £10.7m, in comparison to £7.6m in 2016.
Direct Food Ingredients, based at Waters Green in Macclesfield and which also has an office in Los Angeles, is continuing to drive sales with new and current customers and strengthening its product ranges within categories such as; food and beverage, sports nutrition, animal and pet nutrition and ‘nutraceuticals’.
Brigg Simpson, commercial director, said: “The team has worked exceptionally well over the past six months, meeting the needs of customers new and old.
“We’ve had excellent growth across all industries we serve and our ability to offer a wide range of products, all of which are quality assured by ourselves, has really strengthened our position within the market.”
Brigg said that customer service also remains of the greatest importance for the business as the team prides itself on the unfaltering attention and focus it delivers to every company they deal with, no matter the size. The figures indicate that Direct Food Ingredients is set for another record-breaking year and is on course to hit £23m by 31 December 2017. The business exceeded £17.6m at year end in 2016.
Steve Loake, managing director, added: “The long-term investments we’ve made in our quality systems and our fantastic staff has enabled us to continue to grow and become the UK’s largest privately owned ingredient distributor.”
For more information about Direct Food Ingredients, go to www. directfood.net.