Sleaford Quality Foods has expanded and is relocating to a new ‘state-of-the-art’ premises in Lincolnshire, where it has ambitious plans to increase its turnover over the next five years.

The new premises comprise an eight-acre site on Woodbridge Road in Sleaford.

The firm, which was set up in 1968 by William and Betty Arnold, and is currently headed up by their son James as managing director, is now operating internationally and is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

James said: “We viewed the site and decided that it was a perfect location and would meet the requirements of the business. Our current turnover is £55m and we have significant plans to grow and develop. The new site provides us with the ability to continue this expansion.

“We also see the facility as key to maximising and improving the service we offer to our customers, promoting the companies continued growth and enabling us to better meet the needs of the food industry.”

James says that the company’s staff are enjoying the benefits of additional office and warehouse space.

He added: “Longer term the move will enable us to improve and enhance the service we provide to our customers enabling us to grow and expand our business.

“New and improved product development facilities will also enable us to be at the forefront of new product innovation.”

Sleaford Quality Foods specialises in the supply over 650 dried and dehydrated food products from vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, rices, pulses and vegetables through to soups, bouillons, gravies, seasonings and core ingredients. It also has its own Chef William foodservice brand.