Strength Through Co-operation
Founded in 1966, the Sterling Supergroup is a true member’s buying co-operative, with 40 wholesalers and an annual turnover in excess of £350 million. The membership consists of family owned wholesale companies located throughout the United Kingdom, supplying thousands of catering outlets.
Product ranges supplied include a full range of ambient, frozen, fresh & chilled foods, and non-foods.
The wholesalers within Sterling support a national promotion programme arranged by the Head Office but retain their individual identity.
Sterling Supergroup Constitution
The Group is controlled by a board of members elected annually by the membership at the AGM. Regular members meetings are held and an Annual Conference takes place in September. All members are equal shareholders, irrespective of the size of their company. The Group Head Office is non-profit making and all income is paid out in full to members.
The board is currently made up of the following Sterling Supergroup Members:
Chadds / Foodsmiths Ltd – Nigel Chadd
Elite Foodservice – Nathan Bell
Ewood Foods – Stephen Sutcliffe
Hannah Foods – Gary Hannah
J & R Foodservice – John Whitechurch (Chairman)
McClure Wm – Matthew McClure
Medina Foodservice – Steve Ross
Nicol Hughes – Patrick Lloyd
Waterdene Foodservice Ltd – Richard Stimpson