Keep up to date with the latest news from Cranswick. 

An update re Matilda

18th June 2021

We are aware that one of our sows was spotted in woodland with her litter of piglets at our outdoor pig farm in Nottinghamshire having wandered out of her paddock. Matilda is now back on the farm with her piglets; their welfare was not compromised during her adventure, and they have all been given a clean bill of health by the vet. Given Matilda’s new-found status, and this unique set of circumstances, we have spoken to John Beresford from Brinsley Animal Rescue and Matilda and her family are now on their way to Surge Sanctuary. 

Cranswick awarded Tier 1 status from BBFAW for the fifth consecutive year

30th March 2021

Cranswick is the only meat processor to have achieved Tier 1 status in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), proudly retaining this position for what is now the fifth consecutive year. There are only four companies in Tier One; Cranswick, M&S, Noble Foods and Waitrose out of a list of 150 businesses benchmarked. The report confirms those companies appearing in Tier 1 as the global leaders on farm animal welfare.  

Cranswick donates over 1,150 laptops to school children in East Hull

5th March 2021

Hull based food producer Cranswick plc has donated over 1,150 laptops to primary aged school children in East Hull to ensure that all this age group have access to a laptop at home.   Cranswick was established in the East Riding of Yorkshire in 1974 and has strong ties to Hull.  They operate six manufacturing sites and employ almost 5,000 people in the city, making them one of the largest employers in the area.  

Cranswick is the first UK agri-food business to join The Climate Pledge

17th February 2021

Cranswick has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to meet the goals of The Paris Agreement 10 years early, along with world leading companies such as Microsoft and Unilever. 


4th February 2021

Cranswick, a leading UK food producer, today provides an update on trading for the 13 weeks to 26 December 2020. Click here to read the update

Wayland Farms Win at The National Pig Awards

17th November 2020

​​We are proud to announce that Wayland Farms, part of our agricultural division, has won three awards in the National Pig Awards this year, in the categories of:

Cranswick eclipses international food waste reduction target

24th September 2020

Cranswick plc. has surpassed the Champions 12.3 Target set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to halve food waste and loss by 2030; instead achieving a 61% reduction in edible food waste across the business in under three years. The reduction represents the elimination of over 4,216 tonnes of food waste, and waste now accounts for just 0.4% of total food produced.

Three award wins at the Meat Management Industry Awards.

17th September 2020

​We are thrilled to announce that Cranswick have won in three categories at this years Meat Management Industry Awards! Our Sainsburys TtD British Pork Crackling Roast Joint from our Fresh Pork site in Preston, Hull was named winner in the category ‘Best Pork Product’. The Aldi Specially Selected Butter Basted Roast Chicken Breast from our Convenience site at Barnsley, was named winner in the category ‘Best Poultry Product’. Furthermore, we are ecstatic that Cranswick PLC was also named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

Adam Couch joins new Trade Advisory Group on Agri-Food

8th September 2020

We are proud to announce that Adam Couch, our CEO, has been asked to join the recently formed trade advisory groups (TAGs) by International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss.

World Environment Day 2020 "Time for Nature"

5th June 2020

​ World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Previous themes have included awareness on beating air pollution and 2018's theme on beating plastic pollution was where we started to see Second Nature gain traction and become a foundation within Cranswick. (World Environment Day 2018)

Cranswick Supports Community Coronavirus Responses

7th May 2020

COVID-19 has changed our world in a matter of weeks. Our colleagues at Cranswick are not only rising to the challenge of producing food for the nation; they are doing their bit to fight food poverty during the lockdown amid growing community needs. 

Cranswick shortlisted for two Grocer Gold Awards

30th April 2020

  We submitted our entries to The Grocer Gold Awards just as the world changed, in the “Sustainability Initiative of the Year” and “Waste Not Want Not” categories. We’re extremely thrilled to reveal the good news that we have been shortlisted, alongside Co-op, Tesco, Company Shop, Waitrose and other leading businesses.   

Cranswick awarded Tier 1 status by BBFAW

3rd April 2020

We are proud to announce that Cranswick has been awarded the highest performance ranking of Tier 1 in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) for the fourth consecutive year. Consolidating our position in tier 1, whilst also seeing an continued improved score on last year’s BBFAW Benchmark. This can be attributed to improvements in 'Performance Reporting and Impact' and 'Innovation and Leadership'.

Help us feed the nation!

26th March 2020

We have vacancies at all of our sites to help feed the nation during the Covid-19 crisis.  See below for more information.