Our quality range of fresh produce, delicatessen, dairy and speciality foods

Meet Swithenbank!

Swithenbank are a trading arm of Bidfood and specialise in the supply of fresh produce, fresh and chilled meat, delicatessen, dairy and speciality foods to the foodservice industry nationally out of our two depots in Hoddesdon and Bradford.

The business focusses on two areas; one being bulk deliveries through central distribution and ‘buffet boxes’ where we have vast experience dealing with the demands of high volume, disciplined, central distribution business and secondly, we deliver chilled produce into the Bidfood depot structure to allow for customers to order from our range via Bidfood accounts.


We enjoy working closely and directly with produce growers, upstream meat suppliers, butchers and artisan craft producers. Our fantastic relationships with artisan suppliers and some of the UK’s best growers means that our quality is, quite simply, second to none.

We are proud to be innovative, passionate and energetic in everything we do.

Find out more about our range, our passionate suppliers and our accreditations below:

Our range

We currently offer 2,600 fresh produce, fresh and chilled meat, delicatessen, dairy and speciality foods, across our two depots Hoddeston and Bradford, with a combined storage space of 90,000 sq. ft.
Within our dedicated Buying team, we hold the specialist skills needed to select, purchase and manage sensitive and difficult products, and to support our customers in offering a great range of quality fresh produce. We contract for full seasons, delivering stability and security of supply.

Our passionate suppliers

We take great pride in our strong relationships between us, our growers and our suppliers. The trust we have built up delivers product quality and consistency, guaranteeing a complete supply chain from 'field to fork’.
We work directly with our growers to ensure each product is picked and packed to our customers’ requirements and procure long term, seasonal contracts delivering supply security for growers and customers alike.

Our accreditations

We carry British Retail Consortium (BRC) global standard accreditation in Storage & Distribution, and our suppliers work to BRC standards.

Our depots in Bradford and Hoddesdon operate an Environmental Management System (EMS) that is part of a corporate certification to the internationally-recognised ISO 14001:2004

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