Class One started out as a market stall on Skipton high street in 1990 and now supplies fresh fruit and veg, dry goods, charcuterie and game to more than 140 companies.
Its customers include restaurants, hotels and caterers in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, and Class One sees the investment as a way to ensure staff “have the Class One ethos running through them like a stick of rock.”
“We’ve made a lot of changes to the business over the last two years, from delicious new produce lines to new vans and a new website – but this investment in staff is probably the most important,” says director Ben Cluny, the second generation to work in the family business.
“With my dad Chris taking a step back from the business, we felt it was time some new blood entered the business and that we continue to ensure existing loyal staff get the training they need to work to the high standard we require. Overall, we want to ensure they have the Class One ethos running through them like a stick of rock.”
Since Ben’s step-mum Diane and dad Chris, a former wholesaler on Bradford Market, set up Class One 26 years ago, the business has gone from strength to strength.
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