Grants Smoked Foods Food from Britain (FFB) Buyers’ Guide

Our History
Grants Smoked Foods was established in 1985 to produce premium Scottish salmon primarily for the wholesale market. The business has grown substantially over recent years and now supplies customers in foodservice, manufacturing and retail outlets in the UK and Europe.

In 2001 Grants was purchased by Cumbrian Seafoods, which gave substantial new investment required to upgrade the facility and invest in new machinery. This has guaranteed the consistent efficient production of the highest quality products delivered on time every time including peak trading periods.

Our products
The 40,000 square feet plant in Maryport, Cumbria is now the most modern salmon smoking facility in the UK. Our company mission of ‘setting the industry standard’ has consistently delivered Efsis higher-level and now A Grade accreditation. Our company is also a Manchester Beth Din Kosher Association Approved Supplier.

Grants only source salmon from accredited companies with sound animal welfare practices. All suppliers are subject to an annual audit to ensure the highest standards maintained. Salmon is sourced only from accredited suppliers. This enables us to take advantage of the highest quality available.

Only the finest fresh Scottish salmon are selected to produce our Craigellachie and Grants Traditional brands. Time-honoured smoking methods perfected through generations provide a consistently subtle texture and delicate flavour. Dry cured with natural salt and gently smoked over smouldering oak-wood chips.

In our Range we offer:-
Long Slice and D Cut Sides, 0.9-1.4kg Skin On and Skinless
Trimmed Sides 0.9-1.4kg
Long Slice and D Cut Packs of 100g, 200g and 500g
Gravadlax Sides, 0.9-1.4kg
Gravadlax Packs of 200g and 500g
Hot Smoked Sides 0.9-1.4kg

We can discuss any requirements you may have that are not included in our standard range.

Our Parent Company
Cumbrian Seafoods is a privately owned company, which was established in Maryport in 1997. It provides a range of fresh fish, mackerel, herring, coated and added value products to Morrison’s, Tesco, Iceland and Somerfield, wholesale and foodservice companies.

Peter Vassallo, its founder has gone from being a small fishmonger to being a large fishmonger, employing over 700 people. Setting rather than following industry standards is what Peter has always aimed to do, and in setting up Cumbrian Seafoods this was one of his first objectives. “I have always advocated being the best rather than the biggest. Setting the industry standard in product quality, operational efficiency, value and customer service is the direction I have constantly encouraged my team towards. It is a journey that is never completed, because of course the game moves on and customer requirements become more demanding”.

The company is closely involved with the local community, appropriately given it’s position as Maryport’s largest employer. The year after acquiring Grants, our smoked salmon for Wm. Morrison Supermarkets came top in a taste panel chaired by Antony Worrall Thompson for the Sunday Express, against the products of other major supermarkets.

Supplying the large variety of customers we have is demanding, we are only as good as our last delivery, so our goal has to be getting it right first time, every time. It helps enormously that one of our main strengths is our sourcing expertise. Because we are processing so many different fish products from all over the world our supply lines are incredibly complex.

New product development is another important company strength, whether it is in sea fish, freshwater fish, shellfish or indeed packaging we are constantly innovating.

We are succeeding as a business because we care!!

Contact Details
Telephone: 01900 818585
Fax: 01900 818589