Over 120 years ago, Swithenbank was a family-run stall selling fresh produce in Bradford market. Since then we have developed our product range and expertise to offer a wide range of specially-selected fresh and chilled meat, fresh produce and chilled foods.
Since becoming part of the Bidvest family we have gone from strength to strength, extending our offering to include other fresh and chilled products.
We operate from two key sites, allowing us to offer nationwide delivery to the UK. Our Bradford team service Midlands and the North of the country and our team at Hoddesdon service the South including inner London.
Whilst we benefit from operating under Bidvest we have kept our independence, working as a specialist business and offering our own unique range of products and services.
Our experienced team offer the specialist product knowledge that's needed to help you choose the range of food that's right for you and your business. Not only that, but our fantastic relationships with artisan suppliers and some of the UK's best growers means that our quality is, quite simply, second to none.
We enjoy working with all our artisan suppliers, who are as passionate about food as we are! Many have inspiring stories of how they have built up their business with great success, staying true to their provenance and still using the same ingredients and processes today as they would have done many years ago.
As a business, our value proposition is about strengthening and growing our brand in alliance with our suppliers for great consistency and satisfaction.
We deliver thoroughout the UK, using dedicated chilled and dual temperature vehicles.
We have the utmost confidence in our range of products, as well as in the Swithenbank name itself, and how we operate as a business.
We carry British Retail Consortium (BRC) global standard accreditation in Food Safety and Storage & Distribution, and all of our suppliers work to BRC standards.
Our depots in Bradford and Hoddesdon operate an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is part of a corporate certification to the internationally-recognised ISO 14001:2004.