British growers & suppliers in a global market
Founded in 1954 by John Place, Place UK has a solid reputation as one of Britain’s leading fruit growers, IQF suppliers and food processing plants and, with the acquisition of Phaseolus Ltd, we now have an even stronger market position for the supply of IQF beans and pulses.
With 60 years of experience and our unique and diverse offer, all areas of the retail, food service, processing and manufacturing industries benefit from our one-stop-shop approach.
As a second-generation family-run business, our current MD is Tim Place; Tim is involved in all aspects of the business and we operate throughout the year (seasonal variations are certainly a thing of the past!). Since Place UK began, we have grown and diversified our operations to meet the demands of an expanding customer base: our supply lines are 90% for the British marketplace and 10% for export. Traceability and provenance are key our our continued success.
At Place UK we have a workforce of up to 650; we employ many overseas students who apply to join the company to learn food processing disciplines, modern growing and management practises. We are proud to be the recipient of a Tesco ‘Best Employee Facilities’ certificate which recognises the attention that we give to all foreign workers in terms of accommodation, health, welfare and social communication facilities such as our internet cafe.
It’s our workforce that makes Place UK such a successful, cosmopolitan team recognised for quality, reliability and flexibility, globally.