News

Keep up to date with the latest news from Cranswick. 

Cranswick commisson report on the future of food transparency

12th April 2018

Earlier this year, UK food regulators launched a nationwide review of the meat industry following a series of high profile food safety breaches at processing factories. With this in mind and with public trust in the food system eroding to an all-time low, Cranswick commissioned research amongst consumers and industry experts in order to create their ‘Radical Transparency: The rise of disruptive consumerism’ report.  

Commercial Director Jim Brisby discusses the plastic waste crisis with Management Today

4th April 2018

Following the big Government announcement on the Deposit Return Scheme, Cranswick talked to Management Today about how they’ve been stepping up on plastic as part of their ambitious Second Nature sustainability strategy.   Commercial Director, Jim Brisby discussed what's driving Cranswick to solve the plastic waste crisis. Read the full article here https://goo.gl/woVPx9

Cranswick Celebrates Achieving BBFAW Tier One Ranking for Second Consecutive Year

23rd February 2018

We are pleased to have been awarded the highest benchmark level in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) for the second consecutive year, cementing our position as a global leader in the sector. Cranswick was not just the only meat processor but the only producer to be listed in the top ‘leadership’ Tier 1, which was otherwise granted to giants of the retail sector such as Co-Op Group (Switzerland), Marks and Spencer, Migros and Waitrose.  

Cranswick become Courtauld 2025 signatory

24th January 2018

We are pleased to announce our sign up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025, which sees us join forces with other signatories to work collaboratively to cut the resources needed to provide the UK’s food and drink by one fifth in ten years.

Cranswick launch campaign to become the first British food manufacturer to cut out avoidable plastic by 2025

18th January 2018

We are today announcing a new strategic commitment to remove all non-recyclable and avoidable plastic from across our business.  This will form a major part of our new Group sustainability strategy “Second Nature” which will seek to address key issues across the whole life cycle impact of our products from farm to fork, eliminate waste and move towards a circular economy.

Cranswick Awarded Gold at EEF Future Manufacturing Awards

29th November 2017

Cranswick has been recognised for its successful development and implementation of their international trade strategy at this year’s regional EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. The event, which was held at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Monday 13th November, is designed to support enterprise and innovation within the British manufacturing industry.

Cranswick Awarded ‘Best Individual Site Campaign’ for M&S Environment Week

23rd October 2017

Cranswick Gourmet Pastry has been awarded the “Best Individual Site Campaign” for their recent events during the M&S Environment Week.  The campaign provides M&S suppliers with an opportunity to raise awareness on key environmental issues, encouraging employees to think about how they can proactively reduce waste, water and energy use, and 50 suppliers took part in the initiative.

Cranswick Proudly Support Porkstock 2017

12th October 2017

Cranswick, Headline Sponsors of Porkstock 2017, challenged students from Wayland Academy in Norfolk to design their own winning sausage flavours.  The students were given a flavour for the food industry through a factory tour, taste panels and sausage making demonstrations. Working closely with Cranswick chefs, the students were asked to come up with their own sausage designs. The winning flavour will be created and the student behind the creation will be awarded their prize on the food demonstration stage at Porkstock.

Winners of School’s Sausage Competition Revealed

19th September 2017

The winning flavours of Cranswick’s Design Your Own Sausage school outreach programme were announced at this year’s Freedom Festival. The school award presentations took place over the Freedom Festival weekend in Queen’s Garden alongside a programme of inspiring cooking demonstrations and talks.​  Above: Trotters accept their award

Cranswick Entertain the Crowds at This Year’s Hull Freedom Festival

12th September 2017

Cranswick, Headline Sponsors of the 2017 Freedom Festival, were delighted to host a space at this year’s festival in Queen’s Gardens. The family-friendly festival which saw over 150,000 visitors descend into Hull’s city centre over the weekend, celebrates the city’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of Freedom through creative culture.

Cranswick Inspire Students through Outreach Programme

20th July 2017

Cranswick, Headline Sponsors of the 2017 Freedom Festival, are giving local school children the chance to compete in designing exciting new flavours of sausage that could be served to visitors at this year’s festival. 

Cranswick Successfully Complete More Together Challenge

17th July 2017

Cranswick have raised over £13,500 for various local charities following their completion of the More Together charity initiative. Cranswick teams have participated in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, Total Warrior obstacle race and the Humber Bridge Family Walk & Fun Day.  

Woodall’s Charcuterie Wins Coveted Good Pig Award at Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards 2017

4th July 2017

Woodall’s Charcuterie has been awarded the prestigious Good Pig Award by the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards.  The awards, organized by the world’s leading animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming, took place on 28th June.

Cranswick Win Training Scheme of the Year 2017 at the Meat Management Awards

2nd July 2017

Cranswick has received an award for the second year running at the prestigious Meat Management Awards. This year, the business has been recognised for its successful Management Development Programme after winning recognition for the Graduate Training scheme in 2016. The programme was developed to provide employees with the opportunity for continuous learning through tailored training and development. 

Cranswick Employee Helena Field a Finalist in Young Manager of the Year Award

1st July 2017

Cranswick are pleased to congratulate Helena Field for being named as a Finalist in the Young Manager of the Year Award at this year’s Meat Management Awards.