Yorkshire Game sees 10% increase in turnover

Wild game and venison supplier Yorkshire Game has experienced a 10% rise in turnover as a result of investing in state-of-the-art processing equipment.

A total of 534,000 has been invested by the company in new weighing equipment and packaging as part of continuous expansion plans.

Finance specialist Academy Leasing has partly funded the equipment, allowing Yorkshire Game to meet a recent rise in demand for high-quality game products in UK supermarkets.

We already supply Michelin-starred restaurants and retail suppliers, but last year saw new orders from Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys and Morrisons, said Yorkshire Game managing director Adrian Lyons.

Consumers are increasingly looking for lean, healthy and sustainable meat and now they expect to find it in their local supermarket rather than a specialist butcher. We have had to more than double our production capacity to meet the soaring demand.

A revamped factory floor at the processing plant in Richmond, North Yorkshire, has allowed the company to benefit from a much smoother and more efficient process.

The Ishida weighing and ProSeal packaging equipment makes a huge difference to our productivity and will help us meet our ambitious growth plans, continued Lyons. We always research the market thoroughly for the best funding options, but Academy [Leasing] repeatedly comes out on top for their responsiveness, strong customer service and amazing turnaround times.

Hazel Jacques, sales director at Academy Leasing, said she believed this partnership would assist Yorkshire Game in its future endeavours: With 30 years experience in supplying finance to the catering equipment industry, we understand the cyclical nature of some sectors like wild game and were able to provide strong justification for the business plan to secure the finance needed with a funder.

We are confident that, with our help, Yorkshire Game will go on to achieve even greater success.

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