We have joined the William Jackson Food Group!

Today we’re delighted to announce that we have joined the William Jackson Food Group, a 167-year-old family food business.

We’re really excited to be joining a family business which understands what Wellocks is all about and has family values very similar to our own.

Our MD James Wellock said: “In terms of the day-to-day running of the business, it’s very much business as usual and nothing is changing. The Group has long admired our business and Jo and I will continue to run Wellocks just as we did yesterday, along with our Finance Director Michael Beech. The difference is that we now have a business behind us which has even more knowledge and experience of the food industry and is able to invest in the long-term future of Wellocks and everyone who works here.”

Norman Soutar, Chief Executive of the William Jackson Food Group, said: “We are a sixth generation family business and are delighted to be welcoming Wellocks, a business we have admired for many years, to the family. Wellocks has enjoyed recent growth and has really exciting potential for the future with great customers and really innovative suppliers. We’re looking forward to helping the business grow and develop in the future.”

Wellocks, which employs around 470 people nationwide, is a second-generation family business which has been based in Lancashire since 1961 and supplies great chefs up and down the country with high quality ingredients and produce.

The William Jackson Food Group also owns online organic grocery delivery business Abel & Cole, bakery Jacksons, The Food Doctor and MyFresh.