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Argent Foods Limited is a successful and diverse Group operating a number of businesses within the food and food related industries, supplying a broad range of customers in retail, food service and manufacturing.

Group Heritage

The Group was originally formed in 1997, in conjunction with a private equity partner to purchase a number of assets from Hillsdown Holdings plc. In 2010, the senior management team successfully completed a management buy-out, providing long-term stability and guaranteeing the future development of the Group.

Since inception, the Group has experienced significant organic growth, with a focus on our core capabilities to sustain a competitive edge. During this time we have been active investors in buying and selling businesses. The diversity of our businesses within the food industry affords a level of resilience to the economic cycle.

Group Overview

The head office for the Group is located in Henley, with operations largely based in the UK. The Group also operates businesses across the world. Our activities are focused on the food and animal by-products sectors and principally concern the processing, manufacture, supply and marketing of fresh fruit and produce, and poultry.

We have established a strong presence within the UK fruit sector supplying retail supermarkets. We add value by working with growers of fruit to develop and produce the finest fruit available in the market.

This assists the Group to introduce new products into the market place, enabling us to react and influence fluctuating consumer trends. It is our ability to adapt and innovate that places us as the premier supplier of soft fruit in the country. We also invest and participate in exclusive fruit variety breeding programs on a worldwide basis.

Group Values

We are a forward looking Group and our business model operates on two levels:

  • our subsidiaries enjoy a high level of autonomy and responsibility for managing their business strategy to create value

  • there is a small corporate centre responsible for managing the Group’s portfolio and corporate strategy to create value

We maintain high standards of business ethics and integrity, offer outstanding customer service and focus on delivering the highest quality. We have built a reputation founded on these values and they remain vital to the long-term performance of the Group. Our management teams offer industry leading expertise and we recognise the importance of investing in our people to attract, retain and develop highly skilled employees.

To find out more about the individual companies within the Group please follow the links below to visit their respective websites.

Our brands

The Orchard Fruit Company logo
The Orchard Fruit Company is one of the UK’s leading fresh produce companies and supplies quality soft-fruit, top-fruit, stone-fruit, citrus, cherries, grapes and a host of other products to leading supermarkets and the non-retail sector.
BerryWorld logo
BerryWorld are experts in international berry breeding and marketing, bringing the best new soft fruit varieties to market. With over 20 years’ experience developing the market, working with a dedicated global grower base and presence in multiple retail sectors around the world, we are a trusted provider to the leading retailers and food and catering specialist.
Belwood Foods logo
Belwood Foods is major producer of UK mechanically deboned poultry meat, supplying customers worldwide.

Joint ventures

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Mastronardi Berryworld America

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AGEL Pension Scheme – Download Statement of Investment Principles

Argent Group Europe Pension Scheme – Trustee’s Annual Report & Financial Statements
(y/e 30 June 2023)

Contact information

Please note that The Argent Group do not entertain any unsolicited phone calls.

To contact us please email:

Argent Foods Limited
Registered Office: Suite G09, The Henley Building, Newtown Road, Henley on Thames, RG9 1HG. Reg No 07081161

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