Our History

Our family business has evolved from a one man pig dealing firm founded by George Samworth in 1896 to today's quality chilled and ambient foods group with over 8,000 people.

2015
2015

The group buys leading sports nutrition brand, SCI-MX

2014
2014

Bradgate Bakery expands with the building of Bradgate Bakery - Ashton Green

2014
2014

Iconic malt loaf brand Soreen is acquired by the Group

2013
2013

Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund is launched

2013
2013

Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge fundraising total reaches £1 million

2012
2012

Brooksby Foods established

2011
2011

Samworth Brothers wins the Family Business of the Year Award at the Private Business Awards

2009
2009

David Samworth received a knighthood for services to charity

2008
2008

Coldcall established

2008
2008

Blueberry Foods established

2004
2004

Ginsters wins Management Today’s UK Food Company of the Year

2003
2003

Samworth Brothers wins Leicestershire’s ‘Business of the Decade’ award

2003
2003

Saladworks established

2003
2003

Samworth Brothers wins JP Morgan’s Family Business Honours

1999
1999

Tamar Foods established

1999
1999

Kettleby Foods established

1998
1998

Samworth Brothers Distribution established

1998
1998

Melton Foods established

1997
1997

Kensey Foods established

1996
1996

Walkers Deli & Sausage Co established

1993
1993

Bradgate Bakery established

1992
1992

Westward Laboratories established

1992
1992

Dickinson & Morris is acquired

1986
1986

Long established Walker & Son of Leicester is acquired

1985
1985

The company changes its name to Samworth Brothers

1978
1978

Pork Farms is sold to Northern Foods

1977
1977

Ginsters is purchased

1973
1973

Family builds its first ‘own label’ bakery

1971
1971

The business is floated as Pork Farms plc

1969
1969

Pork Farms is purchased

1950
1950

Frank Samworth buys TN Parrs

1896
1896

George Samworth starts his own business