FAMILY AT HEART

Our Business

About us

From a small grocer shop in Yorkshire in 1851, William Jackson Food Group is now a sixth-generation family business. Over the years, so much has changed and evolved. From what we sell and do to the ways we do it. But there’s one thing that remains unchanged. Our values and ethos have, and will always, remain the same. 

We're family-owned with family values at our core. We look after our businesses and our people, inside and out, and we act with integrity in everything we do - there are no sharp practices here! We respect people and appreciate their role in our success. We’re in this together – for the long term – and we believe in winning the right way. 

Our purpose is to have a range of terrific food businesses, each of which creates some of the greatest food in its field in a way which makes life better for our people, planet and communities, and in turn makes us proud. 

Our Chairman is Nicholas Oughtred and it was his great, great, grandfather William Jackson, who founded our business back in 1851.

William was clearly an old romantic as he married in the morning and opened our first shop, a grocer and tea dealer in Hull, in the afternoon. Since then the business has been through many stages which have shaped the way we think and behave today. We’re a sixth-generation family business and have a rich history, but don’t make the mistake of thinking we’re stuck in the past - there’s lots more that we can achieve and we need even more bright people in our businesses on the journey.

Find out more about our businesses here.

We currently have a portfolio of five food businesses and a pub in different, but complementary, market areas. 

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