Keep up to date with the latest news from Cranswick. 

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. 

Cranswick take home top prize at Food Management Today Awards!

18th March 2020

We are thrilled to have won the Food Manufacturer of the Year at the recent Food Management Today Awards! Adam Couch, CEO,, said: “To be recognised as Food Manufacturer of the Year is a real privilege and we are very proud to win this accolade. I am incredibly proud of all of the hard work and dedication from colleagues across the business and this gives them the recognition they deserve for all of their efforts in making Cranswick such a great company to be involved in.”

Cranswick wins at Institute of Meat Awards

25th February 2020

We are pleased to announce that Cranswick were recognised by the Institute of Meat at their recent awards ceremony. Two of our apprentices were also recognised by the industry;

Acquisition of leading pig farm business

11th February 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the Buckle family’s pig farming and rearing operation as well as their 50% share of the White Rose Farms Limited pig production joint venture set up by Cranswick and the Buckle family in 2018.  The enlarged business, to be known as White Rose Farms, specialises in the production of Red Tractor assured pigs in Yorkshire and will supply approx. 2,500 pigs per week into Preston.

Gourmet Sausage Team up for Team of the Year!

10th February 2020

We're proud to announce that the New Product Development team at Cranswick Gourmet Sausage has been shortlisted in the Food Manufacture Site Team of the Year Awards! Not only has the team launched 93 products in 12 months (some of which have since won recognised Industry awards), they've played a key role in switching packaging from black to clear trays to reduce plastic going to landfill.


23rd January 2020

At Cranswick, we have been working hard to take climate action. To go faster and galvanize our low carbon transition we have again disclosed to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) on our journey to environmental leadership. The CDP submission includes responses on governance, risk, disclosure, strategy, targets, emissions reduction initiatives and value chain engagement. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a CDP grade C.

Acquisition of premium outdoor pig farming business

17th December 2019

We are pleased to announce that the business has acquired Packington Pork Limited from the Mercer family.

Second Nature website launch

11th December 2019

Today we are celebrating the launch of our new Second Nature website.  

Cranswick hit 100,000 meals milestone with FareShare

9th December 2019

As a business, Cranswick does a lot of work in our communities local to our sites through our Second Nature strategy and we understand the importance of improving access to nutritious food.

Cranswick Continental win Manufacturer of the Year at the local Made in Bury Business Awards.

29th November 2019

Having been in Bury for a little over 18 months the team at Conti are delighted to have won the Manufacturing & Engineering Award at the local Made in Bury Business Awards or MIBBA’s. 

Cranswick announce scholarship programme with Harper Adams University

14th November 2019

We’re proud to announce that we are continuing our working relationship with Harper Adams University by offering scholarships to students wanting to kick start their career in the Agri-food sector.

Cranswick Ballymena win at Farming Life Awards!

30th October 2019

Cranswick Country Foods Ballymena were proud to be associated with the Farming Life Awards 2019.   Ballymena entered the Commitment to Training Award and won the accolade during the awards held at the La Mon House Hotel in Belfast on October 24th 2019. 

Our Cranswick commitment to reducing food loss and waste

3rd October 2019

Since joining Champions 12.3 and making a public commitment to play our part in halving global food loss and waste, we’ve been working hard over the last 12 months to make a real impact. We are delighted to announce that in 2018 Cranswick achieved a 20% reduction of edible food waste against a 2017 baseline. We're well on our way to our 50% target by 2030. For more information, our Food Loss and Waste Strategy update can be found here.