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Keep up to date with the latest news from Cranswick. 

Wayland Farms has successful Open Farm Sunday

14th June 2018

On Sunday 10th June 2018, Cranswick hosted an Open Farm Sunday event in North Norfolk at Westacre Farms. Westacre Farms have been working in partnership with us on our sustainability initiative, Second Nature, as one of our breeding units is based there. Wayland Farms Ltd recently became a member of LEAF. They opened their gates to visitors for LEAF Open Farm Sunday welcoming over 800 visitors.

Hog & Beyond Sell Out at 2018 Malton Food Lovers Festival

12th June 2018

Hog & Beyond showcased their exciting menu of local produce and global flavours at this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival, 26th - 27th May.  

Cranswick support LEAF’s Twelfth Open Farm Sunday

10th June 2018

On Sunday 10th June, Cranswick supported Co-op teams at Open Farm Sunday welcoming hundreds of members of the public to a mixed arable and poultry farm in Shropshire.   A Co-op Irresistible Sausages stand was set up, with the aim to allow the public to taste some finest Hampshire cross outdoor bred pork sausages.  

Cranswick Golf Day Raises over £75,000 for KIDS Hull

21st May 2018

Cranswick held their sixth bi-annual Corporate Golf Day at the Forest Pines Hotel, enjoying a day of fundraising for KIDS Hull.   Organised by Nick Mitchell, Cranswick’s Trading Director, and the Preston Fresh Pork team, the grand total raised was a record-breaking £75,000. All of the money raised will be distributed by KIDS HULL and remain in the local community. This takes Cranswick’s total charitable amount raised from the golf days to over £250,000.

Meat Business Women’s ‘One to Watch’ competition

21st May 2018

Cranswick’s Technical Director Jackie Carter helps launch Meat Business Women’s ‘One to Watch’ competition   This week, Cranswick Group Technical Director Jackie Carter and her colleagues on the Meat Business Women committee launched their ‘One to Watch’ competition.

Cranswick Signs Historic UK Plastics Pact

26th April 2018

CRANSWICK BECOMES FOUNDING MEMBER OF WRAP’S PACT TO TRANSFORM THE UK PLASTIC SYSTEM   Cranswick plc, one of the UK’s largest fresh food producers, alongside 41 other businesses and 15 organisations, has joined forces to commit to a unique pledge that will transform the plastic packaging system in the UK, keeping plastic out of our oceans and making unnecessary single use plastic packaging a thing of the past.  

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