Ingredients for growth in place at food firm

A fast-growing Yorkshire food business is aiming to increase its market share after securing a large funding package.

Bradford food ingredient wholesalers, Gordon Rhodes & Son, has expanded its operations with the installation of a £150,000 production line.

The investment is being supported by a funding package from NatWest bank and its asset finance arm, Lombard.

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The new equipment will lead to increased production and make it easier for the firm to expand.

The company, which was founded in 1979, sells its own blends of seasonings and mixes.

It has moved to new premises in Bradford four times in recent years, as demand for its products grows.

Dalesman products have been created for a range of food industries including the fish, meat and bakery sectors.

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Ian Rhodes, the company director for Gordon Rhodes & Son, said: “We are delighted to have this new equipment installed and fully operational.

“It allows us to produce in greater quantities and helps us offer an even better service to our customers.

“We always focus on investing in the best people and the best technology for the job and this certainly helps us make another step forward.”

Gary Smith, relationship director for NatWest Commercial Banking, said: “We have been supporting this business since it was a start-up in 1979 and this is yet another milestone to add to its achievements.

“It’s pleasing to see the new production line up and run- ning.

“I’m delighted to be supporting what is a great success story for the Bradford area.”