"Gaining a food production unit is a natural progression for a growing business, such as UK Countrylife Ltd, and Soufflé Plus will be a great asset to us," explains UK Countrylife Ltd Managing Director David Rose.
...UK Countrylife Ltd, set up by third-generation farmer David Rose and based at Shackerdale Farm on the A46 between Bingham and Newark, currently produces more than 100,000 prepared meals a year for pubs, farmshops, caterers, and its Farmshop Home Delivery customers.
Some of the dishes are now sold nationwide via the Fairway and Holdsworth food distribution groups, and are also available in outlets such as Chatsworth House
, and Downtown
, near Grantham.
The merger will allow UK Countrylife
to add to its range of dishes, which already include items such as Trent Valley beef braised in Melton Red Ale, Shackerdale chicken breast with Stilton and apricots, and Sherwood Forest pork in honey and ginger.New dishes are likely to include liver, bacon and onion pie, black pudding stack and a range of 'posh' sausages.
"The merger has taken a margin out of our costs, which is making us more cost effective and allowing us to expand the range of dishes we can offer," adds David Rose
, who will be looking for more staff at the food production unit.