Meadow has grown over 30 years into a £550m value-added ingredients business specialising in the dairy, confectionery, ice cream, prepared foods and plant-based industries.

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What we do

We partner with the world’s leading food manufacturers to solve their most complex challenges, from maintaining a secure and stable supply base to creating bespoke ingredients at scale, and from ensuring traceability of supply to leading the way to a sustainable future.

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Our Customers

We have long-standing relationships with large consumer brands and blue-chip manufacturers, from Ambrosia and Yeo Valley to Premier Foods and Unilever, built on the quality of our products, customer service, consistent delivery, and market expertise.

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Our Farmers

The close relationship we have with our 500 UK farmers is key to guaranteeing a stable and secure supply of high-quality dairy ingredients for the world’s best brands, 24/7, 365 days a year. We pride ourselves on our fair prices and being easy to deal with, and support farmers to build and run stronger businesses through our hands-on advice on sustainable, resilient and efficient farming.

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Our people

The essential ingredient in Meadow’s success is our people – the most knowledgeable, expert and professional team in the industry. They are the reason why we have so many long-term relationships with the world’s leading food manufacturers.

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product innovation

We have an agile and customer-centric NPD process built on superior technical expertise, enabling rapid development of new products, categories and capabilities.

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We are the crucial ingredient in many
of the UK’s favourite food brands
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Our sites

Meadow operates from five large scale, well-invested UK food production sites with unique capabilities.
They provide the capacity and flexibility to service our customer’s dynamic requirements.

Meadow Chester site


Home to our Milk, Fats and Plant-based divisions, as well as Meadow Head Office, the Chester site is located in the heart of the UK milk pool, one of the best dairy regions in the world. Established over 30 years ago, the 11-acre site runs 24/7, 365 days a year, supplying many of the best brands across Europe and the UK. It houses the UK’s largest milk balancing facilities, including two state-of-the-art RO plants, a butter plant and an AMF plant, as well as a fully segregated plant-based production unit.

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Meadow Peterborough site


Established in 2009, our Peterborough site is home to Meadow Fresh division and is the largest fresh dairy ingredients facility in the UK. Specialising in the production of milks, cream, cultured products and custard, the state-of-the-art facilities benefit from proximity to many of the UK’s leading food manufacturers.

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Meadow Holme on Spalding Moor site


Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, the only factory in the UK to independently manufacture sweetened condensed milk and chocolate crumb products, is part of Meadow Confectionery division. The 13-acre site near York also produces soft cheeses.

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Dolgellau site


Our state-of-the-art production facility at Dolgellau in north-west Wales is home to Meadow Inclusions, part of Meadow Confectionery division. It’s here that we manufacture inclusions, decorations, and toppings for the world’s best brands, from specialist bakeries to confectionery, ice cream, dessert, cereal and snack manufacturers.

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A recent addition to the Meadow family, Naked Foods is a manufacturer of fruit and confectionery preparations, sauces, fillings and compotes. Established in Kent in 2003, we supply other food manufacturers producing products such as bakery, chilled bakery and dairy (yogurts, ice cream, drinkable dairy).

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