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North East Lincolnshire is proud to be known as ‘Europe’s Food Town’, we are the centre of the UK’s food and seafood industry.

Grimsby has one of the largest clusters of food and seafood manufacturing in Europe, including: processing, manufacturing, storage, distribution, logistics, packaging and associated supply chain and we are home to,

  • over 500 food-related companies supplying all major UK retailers and food service organisations
  • one of the largest concentrations of cold and chilled storage facilities in Europe
  • the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham are the largest by volume in the UK, handling global imports and exports of food products
  • proven supply chain of specialist food sector service companies including food processing fabrication, refrigeration engineering, co-product manufacturing and specialist packaging companies
  • ready and able 5000+ skilled workforce with specialist know how of food processing and manufacturing
  • modernised BRC, MSC accredited 8,000 sq.m Fish Auction Market
  • heritage food traditions including European PGI recognition of Grimsby’s Traditionally Smoked Haddock and Cod
  • local food companies work with all the major UK retailers and can supply a customer base of over 40m consumers in a 4 hour travel time

Major food companies already thriving here include:

  • Young's Seafood – Europe’s leading seafood firm has three local production sites and is headquartered in Grimsby
  • Country Style Foods - a modern craft bakery company that works closely with leading retailers and food service companies
  • Hain Daniels Group - Manufacturers of chilled soups using the New Covent Garden Soup Company brand, supplying all major retailers 
  • Morrisons - Chose Grimsby as the location for their first fish processing facility and continue to expand
  • Icelandic Seachill - Major Icelandic owned frozen and chilled seafood supplier, home to one of the UK's fastest growing food brands - Saucy Fish Co a UK "Cool Brand"

If you’re looking to invest in the food and seafood sector, we’re ready to meet you and grow with you.

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