Whitby Seafoods Extends Cold Storage Partnership


UK scampi manufacturer Whitby Seafoods has renewed its partnership with Reed Boardall for another two years, after a ten-year collaboration. The latter provides all primary UK cold storage and distribution needs for the North Yorkshire seafood specialist.

Established in 1985, Whitby Seafoods is an independent family business, offering a range of breaded seafood products including fishcakes, fish goujons, calamari and best-known for its Whitby Scampi which is made with langoustine sourced from waters around the UK and Ireland. The company supplies wholesalers, foodservice outlets and retailers across the UK and Ireland from its base in Whitby. It employs over 350 people across the Whitby Seafoods Group at Whitby and its primary scampi processing site in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, and produces around 9,000 tons of breaded seafood annually.

Reed Boardall began working with Whitby Seafoods in 2009 and will continue to collect frozen finished product, as well as raw materials, from the company’s Whitby processing site and transport it to the Reed Boardall cold storage facility in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, before onward delivery of finished products to the distribution centers of retailers and foodservice operators across the UK.

“Reed Boardall are great people to work with, they demonstrate the high-quality standards that we expect of a storage and distribution partner, in-line with our own organizational values and beliefs. This gives me the confidence that the integrity of all of our products is maintained throughout the supply chain following dispatch from Whitby. We are delighted to have such a close, productive relationship with a fellow Yorkshire-based business,” said Alan Thompson, purchasing and logistic manager for Whitby Seafoods.

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