One of the UK's oldest family-owned food producers, Shaws of
Huddersfield has just passed a milestone -- 130 years of creating
'chuffin' tasty' chutneys, and other relishes. And a 6th generation of
Shaws has just joined the company.
Annie Shaw, the 6th generation of
the family to join the business.
ith a nationwide
Morrisons for its
anyone can now
get a hold of Shaws sauces and chutneys
(they must be doing something right to still
have such flavours still in favour).
Across a bewilderingly diverse range
- including face creams, baking powder,
marrowfat peas, vinegar and relishes - the
company has settled into offering a choice
of 'reet proper' chutneys and so on which
they continue to make in Huddersfield's
Storths Mill, the former Victorian wool mill
that they moved into as far back as 1913.
"This is a year of looking backwards as
well as forwards," says MD Jan Docker.
"There has been 130 years of resourceful
survival by our forefathers as well as
through some of modern history's most
turbulent times. We've spent the last
few years honing the range, redesigning
branding, curating original recipes and
developing new ones. We now have
an exceptional selection plus our first
nationwide listing. As a custodian of the
company, my job is to pass it on in a good
condition to the next generation."
As their mission states: One promise,
two ranges, 10 unique recipes, infinite
applications! lifting cheese boards,
meat platters, sandwiches and burgers
to the next level; as well as offering a
store cupboard staples, capable of
transforming the most mundane meal.
Whether as a ready-made dip, glaze or
marinade, a pep-up for sauces or stir-frys