Saladworks

Based in Leicester, Saladworks was originally designed to produce salads and sandwiches but, since 2005, has evolved into manufacturing high quality ready meals for major UK retailers.

About Saladworks

We produce ready meals for a variety of categories but are mainly focused on Italian, Health and Premium ranges.

This sector accounts for over a quarter of the total UK ready meals market. Our extensive product portfolio uses only the finest raw materials across each of our ranges.

Since becoming a dedicated ready meal site, we have earned three PAPA (Pizza And Pasta Association) awards for our innovative Italian products. We have also picked up a Q Award for Vegetarian product of the year.

183 products are supplied to our retail customers

The amount of beef Saladworks uses in a year weighs the equivalent of 61 double decker buses.

Our people

We are dedicated to developing the skills of our staff to maximise the potential of both our people and the business. On-site expertise provides our staff with the knowledge and skills to produce ready meals as safely and efficiently as possible. We have also invested heavily in ‘Continuous Improvement’ training, enabling small teams to undertake dedicated projects to improve the efficiency and safety of production.

Our business

We pride ourselves on the quality of our ready meals and our ability to produce a variety of different cuisines. Flexibility of our product choice is essential to ensure that we can satisfy the diverse lifestyles of consumers. We do this by providing convenient and quality meals to suit a variety of meal occasions. With a reputation for quality, technical integrity, and innovation, we offer a flexible approach to ready meal manufacturing.

Community & environment

We are involved in a number of community initiatives, including ‘Breaking the Cycle’ - helping 18 to 24 year olds to find employment - and supporting local charities such as Leicestershire Cares and the Rainbows children’s charity. We also provide job placements for local young unemployed people. Saladworks was built with energy efficiency in mind and is free from all harmful refrigerant gases.