• Class One started life as a market stall on Skipton High Street in 1990. Run by Diane, Her ethos then was quality at the right price, values which are still at the heart of Class One today. The reputation started to grow and local chefs asked for direct delivery. Diane ran the stall and Class One simultaneously for 4 years before deciding wholesale rather than retail was the way forward.

    Diane's husband Chris was a wholesaler in Bradford Market and had been for over 20 years. As Class One took off the decision was made for Chris to bring his knowledge and experience to the business.

    Chris's son Ben joined the company in 2001.

  • After qualifying as a trained chef from Thomas Danby College in Leeds Ben worked at the AA Rosette hotel, The Red Lion at Burnsall for two years.After learning the importance of quality produce matched with unrivalled service Ben made the decision to step out of the kitchen and join the family business. The core team of Class One was now complete.

    Since 2001 the business has steadily grown, gradually introducing new supply areas including Lancashire, The Lake District and Harrogate. The Class One team's drive for the highest standards in fresh produce and dairy supply saw them audited by CMi for a Due Diligence Award. This Award would offer new avenues of supply for Class One and set the Bench Mark for competitors to follow.

  • A gold Standard was achieved in recognition of the highest level of traceability, cleanliness, training and welfare of staff and product quality. This level has been retained ever since.

    In February 2010 Class One moved to a new state of the art warehouse on the Snaygill Industrial Estate in Skipton. Doubling the size of floor space and installing a custom built produce and separate dairy fridge has enabled growth while still offering existing customers a premium product with a superior service.

  • While working with FlatCap Marketing Company to create a new website the Class team decided to re-brand the company logo. The constant strive to adapt to an ever changing industry and new ways of offering customers an identity to which they can relate the freshest, quality produce to, made the re-brand a positive step forward.

    All the staff at Class One are passionate towards supplying the finest quality produce, offering a premium service combined with sustainable value consistently. Week in, week out. It's these core values that keep us ahead of our competitors and the premium choice for chefs in the North.

  • Ben & his sister Nina visiting Dad at work1987
  • Di grabs a lunch break whilst she can2005
  • Wakefield Road Bradford. John & May, Chris's Mum & Dad's, Greengrocers shop1974
  • Wakefield Road, Bradford. Chris learning the trade with mum May.1976
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  • Christmas Eve morning. All Hands on deck!1995
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