Innovative Food Ingredients

About Us

Innovative Food Ingredients is a highly respected family owned business who specialises in the sourcing and distribution of quality food ingredients throughout the UK. IFI are proud to be trusted distributors for global food ingredients manufacturers, Newly Weds Foods (NWF) including the well established Arthur Pipkins brand and AVO, a leading German spice, liquid marinade and sauce specialist.

Tom Brennand outside shop

Mr Tom Brennand

A wealth of experience

It all began back in 1945 when my father, Tom Brennand, was brought back to the UK to recover after being injured during the battle of Anzio. After a year’s recuperation in hospital and at the age of 20, he applied to become an apprentice butcher at R Lomas in Blackpool. After spending several years serving the people of Blackpool and learning the trade, he was approached by Mr Lucas of T Lucas & Co. He took on the responsibility of area sales representative and looked after customers throughout the North West. At the age of 49, Dad set up Fylde Butchers Supplies, a company that initially focused on ingredients.

Serving customers from Carlisle to South Cheshire, the business flourished and I was heavily influenced by his Dad’s passion, hard work and dedication to his trade. Following in Dad’s footsteps, I joined the family business and decided that there was an opportunity to expand the product range to include machinery and a wider range of sundries and packaging.

Several years passed and more recently, IFI was born and we have been successfully supplying quality ingredients to the retail butchery and processing sectors ever since. Our commitment, knowledge, passion and expertise enables us to satisfy our customers’ needs in terms of quality, value for money and we truly believe that our service is second to none.

A wide range of products

An extensive range of quality Sausage Seasonings, Sausage & Burger Mixes, Glazes, Coatings, Functional Ingredients, Liquid Oil Based Marinades and Sauces are available at competitive prices. We are also proud to offer a fully bespoke development service to satisfy specific customer needs and requirements. FREE samples are also available upon request.

Whether you are an existing or prospective customer, your loyalty and 100% satisfaction is of paramount importance to us all here at IFI and we believe it’s this ethos that sets us apart from others.

Our team of experts including passionate foodies and qualified butchers, all enjoy working closely with customers not just as a supplier but as a committed advisor. If you think that we could add value to your business by sending a free product sample, having a discussion over the telephone, perhaps arranging a complimentary product demonstration or even an overhaul of your chiller, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

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