who we are

H. Smith Food Group plc is one of the UK’s leading independent frozen food service companies specialising in the oriental, fusion/crossover and food-to-go markets. We supply and distribute a wide range of frozen poultry, pork, lamb, seafood and vegetable products to wholesalers, cash and carries, caterers, retailers and sandwich/ready-meal manufacturers throughout the British Isles and Ireland.


H. Smith has, throughout its history, kept abreast of the increasing globalisation of the industry and now imports directly from Asia, the Americas, Australasia and mainland Europe.


As a company we are proud, that despite the vagaries of the economy, we have continued to push the company forward. In 2013, a decision was made to purchase land and build a new coldstore and office complex in Rainham – the first time in the company’s history it has owned its premises.


In recent years, consumer concerns over food safety have driven our industry to greater accountability and traceability. Consequently, the company now has two BRC accreditations with an AA grade being achieved for both Agents & Brokers, and Storage & Distribution. The directors believe that this strong commitment to certification ensures product quality and customer confidence.


In October 2014, the company moved into its brand new premises at Easter Park, Rainham. As a new build, it was possible to incorporate the latest technologies such as 540 PV panels on the roof to generate some of our own electricity and state-of-the-art IT and telecommunication system. The amenities include: a 2,500 pallet capacity freezer, five lock on loaders (and one level loader), a chilled loading area while holding rack storage; the administration of the company is accommodated on the first floor where there is in excess of 5,000 square feet of office space. The flexibility of the new site has enabled the company to offer rental storage and office facilities to third parties.


2,500 pallet capacity

1.36 acre site


"We aim to offer the best available products procured from around the world. To our suppliers, we promise to work with integrity and transparency. To our customers, we strive to deliver the highest standard of product, on time, every time. To all our customers and suppliers, we know you have a choice; thank you for choosing us."

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