Keep up to date with the latest news from Cranswick. 

Cranswick wins 'Training Scheme of the Year'

26th May 2016

Cranswick has won the Training Scheme of the Year award at the Meat Management Awards, recognising the success of the Graduate Training Scheme.  The scheme has been running in it’s current form since March 2015  and has been designed to offer graduates a full overview of the Cranswick business.   Miranda Walker, HR Director, commented “this is a fantastic achievement for Cranswick and truly shows our hard work, dedication and commitment to attracting talented graduates into our business.”  


6th April 2016

Cranswick plc has been announced as headline sponsor of Hull’s Freedom Festival for the next three years. The food producer and supplier, which employs more than 8,000 people in the East Riding, is extending its support of Hull’s biggest arts and culture event after sponsoring the Bridge Stage at the festival last year. Its Chief Executive said the long-term partnership underlined both organisations’ shared ambitions regarding social, cultural and economic regeneration of the region.

Cranswick proud to support new Livestock Innovation Centre

10th March 2016

A new £70 million innovation centre will bring together the food industry and academic researchers to transform the productivity of the UK livestock industry.  The Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIELivestock) has been allocated £31.7 million funding from the Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to set up state-of-the-art facilities across the UK, providing the livestock industry with world-beating access to research. 


4th March 2016

Cranswick has been named the Winner of Exporter of the Year at the 2016 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards organised by the Meat Trades Journal. Cranswick was shortlisted alongside C&K Meats and the Karro Food Group. The Awards took place on 3rd March 2016 at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester Hotel, where the best in meat processing celebrated their achievements of the last year.

Finalist at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2016

15th January 2016

Cranswick has been named as one of the finalists at the 2016 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards organised by the Meat Trades Journal. Cranswick has been shortlisted alongside C&K Meats and the Karro Food Group in the Exporter of the Year category. The final takes place on Thursday 3 March at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Manchester.

Yorkshire’s Best Young Chef Named

19th November 2015

A teenage catering student from Selby has been named as Yorkshire’s best young chef and received prizes to create a new food product for ASDA and a work placement with Cranswick. Alongside ASDA, Cranswick is proud to be one of the main sponsors and food suppliers for the Golden Apron 2015 competition, now in its third year. Kurtus Auty, 18, won the Golden Apron 2015 title in a keenly-fought final at the Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton, near Beverley this week.

Cranswick Sponsor 'Farm Africa' and 'Food for good'

13th November 2015

We are delighted at Cranswick to have become a sponsor of 'Farm Africa' and the 'Food for good' campaign, recognising the importance of tackling hunger through enabling farmers to become self-sufficient in educating them and giving them the tools to grow more and better crops from the land available to them.   Jim Brisby – Group Commercial Director – Cranswick plc.

Lazenby’s in Hull Awarded Double A Grade in Meat Industry Standards

11th November 2015

Cranswick’s latest meat industry inspection has seen the Lazenby’s site in Hull achieve a Double A grade – the first Cranswick site to achieve this score. BRC Global Standard for Food Safety audit is an industry benchmark of compliance and the AA grading is a real achievement for the business.

Woodall’s by Cranswick has won three Great Taste Awards

26th August 2015

The Great Taste awards are run by the Guild of Fine Food and involve a judging panel of over 450 expert chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers who provide honest, straightforward feedback on products entered. Woodall’s three British Charcuterie air dried hams each scooped awards this year: Woodall’s Air Dried Cumbrian Ham - awarded two stars, Woodall’s Air Dried Royale Ham - awarded one star and Woodall’s Air Dried Black Combe Ham was awarded one star by the judges.

SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Awards 2015

6th August 2015

On 30th July 2015 the First annual SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Awards took place celebrating the best own label Christmas products to launch for Christmas 2015.  These awards recognise and reward excellence, innovation and quality of products.  The expert judges prepared and tested products within each category and awarded ‘Winner’ and ‘Highly Recommended’ to those products that truly stood out.

Cranswick proud to be supporting Hull's Freedom Festival 2015

21st July 2015

Cranswick is delighted to support creative talent that will take to the Bridge stage on the Marina during the 2015 Freedom Festival. As a Hull-based company we are a proud employer of people from across the city and to be involved in this fantastic community event is a privilege.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards

20th July 2015

Win for Tesco’s BBQ Pulled Pork roast in a bag  We are delighted that Tesco won Best Pork or Bacon Product at the SuperMeat & Fish 2015 Awards.

Grocer Food and Drink Awards 2015

19th July 2015

On 8th May 2015 at the Hilton Park Lane, the best own label groceries supplied by Britain's leading supermarket and retail chains were unveiled at a celebration lunch attended by industry leaders.   Now in their tenth year The Grocer Food & Drink Own Label Awards recognise the best of the best in supermarket own label. During the celebratory lunch 70 Gold and Silver winners were announced.  We are delighted to announce that Marks and Spencer won Gold in the Meatballs & Burgers category for the Cranswick produced Gloucester Old Spot Pork Burgers.

Meat Management Awards 2015

10th July 2015

Asda Butcher’s Selection Roast in the Bag Sage & Onion Pork Loin Joint, manufactured by Cranswick Country Foods, won the Best Pork/Pig meat product at the2015 Meat Management Awards. The annual Meat Management Awards were held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 30th June with special guest, entertainer and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin. The roast in the bag sage & onion pork loin joint was developed by Cranswick in conjunction with Asda to create a versatile and convenient ‘direct to the oven’ traditional roast pork loin joint.

Cranswick Flying Pigs Annual Charity Bike Ride – June 2015

7th July 2015

Last weekend (Saturday June 27th) saw 25 employees from Cranswick Country Foods set off on a 115-mile round bike ride to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.