Jacksons Today

We have come a long way over the years and today we are proud to be the UK’s leading supplier of sandwich bread to sandwich manufacturers. We are straight forward and our Yorkshire values keep us true. We take real care in providing our customers with the best bread – it’s as simple as that! Our aim is to be the best at what we do. We pride ourselves on the quality of our bread and our team; working together to ensure our customers experience is an enjoyable one.

William Jackson Food Group

The Great Exhibition of 1851, housed in Hyde Park’s dazzling ‘Crystal Palace’ was in full swing when a young farmer’s son from Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire celebrated his marriage by opening a small grocers shop in Scale Lane, Hull. The young man’s name was William Jackson, and now a century and a half later, the business he founded still bears his name. William Jackson applied himself diligently to his business affairs and he went on to open many more branches in the city of Hull.

In 1888 a new branch at Spring Bank was opened in conjunction with William’s son George, and it was here that the company’s first bakery was established.

 

Family owned

Our parent company is unusual in being a long-established family business, founded in 1851. Our present chairman, Nicholas Oughtred, is a fifth generation family member and the great, great grandson of our founder, William Jackson. Sixth generation members are also involved in the business, providing that sense of family continuity and pride.