FROM THEN, TILL NOW
Before Staverton-based Creed Foodservice grew into one of the UK’s leading independent family-owned foodservice wholesalers, the original family business was founded in 1972 with the first Linbar supermarket.
The move into ‘foodservice’ came as the Creed family saw an opportunity to supply caterers in and around the Cotswolds, thus Creed Catering Supplies was founded. In 1989 the retail supermarkets were sold and the first dedicated foodservice warehouse in Cheltenham was purchased. ‘Creed Foodservice’ was then launched to focus on supplying caterers with a product range across frozen, ambient, chilled, and non-food categories.
As part of our strategic plan to offer caterers and operators a ‘one stop shop’, we purchased local fresh produce and speciality food wholesaler Mise en Place in 2008. Fresh produce is now a key part of our fresh offering and we also now have our on-site EEC approved butchery facility.
We're also proud to operate our own fully accredtied Creed Family Butchery on site at our Gloucestershire head office.
Our trading team work with the Country Range Group and industry leaders to make sure we always stock the most innovative products to suit the ever changing market, regulations and consumer demand.
In 2009 we invested in a purpose-built distribution centre in Derbyshire to maintain our industry-leading customer service, in line with our growth. This superb facility enables us to deliver flexible foodservice solutions throughout Gloucestershire and the UK to a growing customer base of independent and national accounts across hospitality, ‘destination leisure’, education and care sectors in the out of home market.
In 2017, we strengthened our existing infrastructure with the opening of a new distribution centre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Our business continues to grow, and we are continually investing in our people.
We now operate from 3 thriving sites, strategically positioned to supply establishments from a variety of sectors accross the UK via our nationwide transport routes.
Since 2013, our business has invested in systems and people to further reinforce our brand message to ‘Believe In More’. Growth has come through our drive to deliver an enhanced customer experience with service excellence, a relevant, innovative and quality product range, and insight into its key market sectors.
As a family-run business, Creed is built on its family values, our people and our teams being our most important asset.
Our care for our teams translates to employee satisfaction, and in 2021 we were awarded a Best Companies ‘2 Star’ status and named as one of The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020.
RUGBY LEGEND, RESTAURANT OWNER & MASTER CHEF WINNER
Born and raised farming in Cornwall, Phil's passion for food and nutrition stems back even before his professional rugby career, where he captained the England and Lion's rugby union teams to sporting success.
Not only did he win the Celebrity MasterChef tropy in 2011, he also runs an extremely successful restaurant, famous locally for it's succulent steak joints, called No.3 in the center of Cheltenham.
As a Non-Executive Director at Creed, Phil likes to get involved with the ongoings in foodservice wherever possible. Be that speaking in schools or hosting conversations at our fantastic Food Festivals, Phil is a proud member and representative of Creed Foodservice.