Hannah Foods

Hannah Food Service is an independent family owned business which has grown and developed for over 40 years. Operating out of our custom-built distribution premises with integrated cold store and chiller we offer a wide range of products including grocery, butchery, chilled fresh, frozen and non-food items.

Our stock and range of commodities which is ever expanding due to customer demand, are brought in from local, national and international suppliers direct and are distributed by our fleet of temperature controlled vehicles.

Focusing strongly on customer service Hannah Foods has built an excellent reputation working as a key partner in the development of our customers business “a partnership built on reliability, trust and great value”.Hannah Food Service is positioned in the heart of the food service industry servicing education, healthcare, leisure and retail destinations daily across the UK. We work with the best suppliers and organisations that promote sustainability and best practice in the supply chain with industry accreditations of Marine Stewardship Council, Red Tractor, Soil Association and Fair-Trade products. We also work with organizations that promote health and wellbeing, supplying commodities that meet CQIUN guidelines including working with schools and local authorities on the food for life programs.

History
Hannah Food Service has grown into one of the largest North West Independent Food Service companies and now operates as a national wholesale food distribution business. The original Family operation was founded in 1977 as R Hannah and Sons servicing “Fast Food and Chip Shops” in Merseyside and West Lancashire with a range of frozen foods and own brand sausages.

The ethos of “great customer service quality and value” ensured that the business continued to grow with expansion of our “Frozen Food Division” and the opportunity to expand into other “Food Service” markets came as the company naturally diversified into the food Wholesale, Education, Healthcare, Hotel and Leisure industries.The foundation of Hannah Food Service was further cemented by the expansion of the business and move to a £3m, purpose built custom premises with integrated cold store and chiller in 2008, enabling us to increase our stock and range across frozen, ambient, chilled, and non-food categories. Increasing demand from our customers for a “one stop shop” drove the development of partnerships with local artisan fresh producers and we now offer speciality products including fresh butchery meats, (Inc. British Red Tractor) as well as fruit and vegetables from regional growers.

Investment has continued to maintain and develop our customer focused service, with plans in the pipeline for further growth to facilitate our expansion nationally. Our strategy is to enhance our service further, investing in our people and recruiting market sector specialists in the food service industry, to add a depth of knowledge to support our customers across all hospitality and food sectors with an aim to be a “market leader” in our industry.

Development in infrastructure is ongoing with new technology being implemented across all departments, all to enhance our customer experience focusing on “great customer service, quality and value”. Our strategy for service excellence will fuel our growth with turnover targeted to exceed £28m, in 2018/19, we are on a successful journey striving to increase our product and service portfolio to our ever-growing customers.

The people behind Hannah Foods

Neil Hindle

Sales Manager

Neil is responsible for the Sales Division and has worked in the food & hospitality industry in operations sales and for over 30 years

Karen Dewhurst

Financial Controller

Karen graduated from Lancaster University and is an associate member of CIMA. Heading up our Finance Department, Karen is responsible for all financial matters including credit control

Jo Simpson

Projects Manager

Jo manages all our internal projects for the business including system upgrades and infrastructure development