Dicksons notches up 60 years in business

Tomorrow will see a South Tyneside-based traditional family pork butcher celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Sixty years to the day, Dicksons business was officially incorporated, with its one shop in South Shields, setting the 22-store-strong chain up for a healthy future, as well as providing 218 jobs for locals.

Dicksons has moved from a traditional one-store pork butcher – making pies, sausage rolls and other savouries – to a supplier and manufacturer of bread buns, pease pudding and sandwich fillings, among the general pork products.

Products with the Dicksons brand are now available in major supermarkets, in sports stadia and even in other catering butchers.

Overall, however, the company has remained a family-run business for the last 60 years, with third-generation Dicksons family members responsible for major parts of the company.

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