> Our Values


We are a family business and consider those around us – our colleagues, customers, suppliers and local communities – as part of the family. A community should be a better place for having one of our businesses in it and we make sure this is the case.


We look after people well. We respect them and appreciate their role in our success.  We’re keen to attract and develop brilliant individuals who share our passion, our pride and our values. We enjoy seeing colleagues succeed and encourage them to be the best they can be by motivating them and giving them the best possible training.


We are ethical and trustworthy. We take pride in knowing everyone in our supply chain, right the way back to the farmer. We value our reputation for supplying fantastic trusted food, and make our decisions wisely as whatever we do today will impact on tomorrow. We don’t define rights and wrongs, but have a saying “No sharp practice – you will know it when you see it”.


Our business is built on boldness. We’ve had to be bold to survive the challenges of the past 165 years. We will continue to be bold in making our decisions and executing our strategies to ensure we survive for another 160 years and more.


Trusted long-standing relationships are as important to us today as they were to our founder William Jackson six generations ago. We believe great relationships are secured by being honest, open and transparent, with no sharp practice.


With more than 160 years behind us, there’s no doubt that we’re in it for the long-term. But in addition to having a business to be proud of today, we must demonstrate the perseverance to ensure we have a future to be proud of and as the custodians of this very special business this is something we are all very committed to.