A COMPANY’S plan to become the go to brand for quality and ethically-sourced ingredients in the North has seen them acquire S Clift Grimsby Limited in a deal that could eventually be worth £500,000.

Scarborough-based Stuart’s Foods, which now serves in excess of 800 customers across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, also plans to invest a further £500,000 into S Clift over the next five years.

The deal will extend the Scarborough company’s already extensive reach, to include major towns and cities like Hull, York, Lincoln, Harrogate, Thirsk and Whitby.

The client base of the extended business now includes major players like North Yorkshire County Council; York Teaching NHS Trust; McCains; the Grimsby Institute college and Yorkshire Coast College.