Significant growth and a record year for Direct Food Ingredients Ltd

Macclesfield-based Direct Food Ingredients Limited, the UK’s largest privately owned ingredient distributor, have reported annual sales of £21.2 million (year ending 31 December 2017). This represents a huge year on year increase of 22% on the previous years sales of £17.6 million.

The ingredients specialist say that they have continued to benefit from a number of developments including the expansion of its US operation in California, the roll-out of its own-label brand Blue Diamond and the on-going improvements being made in customer service.

Commenting on the results, Steve Loake, Managing Director at Direct Food Ingredients, said: “We are immensely proud to report another incredible year. Our expansion has continued both here in the UK and in the States, with our focus on customer service remaining central to everything we do. Our approach, as ever, is based on offering the best possible service throughout the customer journey, and as a result we continue to grow both existing business accounts and win new ones. Exciting plans are afoot for 2018 and beyond, and we feel confident that these will bring continued business expansion in the short term and for years to come.”

The company is an established leader in the importation, storage and distribution of functional foods, nutritional and sports ingredients as well as vitamin and mineral premixes.

PHOTO: (L-R): Managing Director Steve Loake, alongside Directors Cath Hough and Brigg Simpson