History

1853

Essex Flour and Grain is founded by the Carwardean family to sell flour, grains and rice. Whilst the warehouse is based on Liverpool Road, Islington, staff use the company’s horse and cart to sell direct to house wives and house keepers, going door to door across London.

1889

Essex Flour and Grain is founded by the Carwardean family to sell flour, grains and rice. Whilst the warehouse is based on Liverpool Road, Islington, staff use the company’s horse and cart to sell direct to house wives and house keepers, going door to door across London.

1936

The company is taken over by xxx xxx, who will turn out be the first of a long of Spinks family members in the company. While continuing to deliver to customers using horse and cart the company also, for the first and only time in its history, opened a shop in Caledonian Road.

1938-45

During the Second World War, Essex Flour and Grain branches out into making and selling pasta to the public.

1946

Essex Flour & Grain transitions from horse and cart to vans and begins delivering direct to businesses.

19xx

Roy (Harry) Claude Spinks takes over as Managing Director of Essex Flour and Grain.

1963

Managing Director Harry Claude Spinks receives a Royal Warrant (sadly now expired) for the provision of tinned meats, vegetables, fruits and cereals from HR Majesty.

1975

Brothers Michael and Richard Spinks join the management team, launching Essex Flour & Grain into a modern era.

197x

The first fridge is installed to support the company’s growing and diversified product range.

1985

We win our first schools contract, signing a deal with Haringey Council to supply all their schools.

19xx

Essex Flour & Grain acquires the Walter Clarke business in Baldock expanding our customer base into Hertfordshire and beyond.

1996

We bid farewell to our site in Liverpool Road and re-locate to Hackney, East London, where we now have space for three purpose-built warehouses and an office space for the growing company.

2000

The fourth generation of the Spinks family joins the company in the shape of brothers Rob and Alex, continuing the family legacy. Together they introduce xxxx and xxxx to the company helping to modernise the company.

2013

With Alex now off pursuing a career in the Army, his cousin Tim Spinks joins the company ushering in a new focus on technologies and streamlining the company’s processes.

2014

The company changed its trading name to EFG Foodservice in an attempt to distance ourselves from the limited product offering of flour and grains of our past whilst still honouring our heritage.

2015

Rob decides to he would like a new challenge and joins our sister company, Celtic Foods, in Wales. In the same year Fiona Spinks, Rob’s cousin (and Tim’s sister) decides to join the company offering some much needed organisational support in the form of office manager.

2017

EFG Foodservice makes the bold move to convert one entire warehouse into Frozen storage at the Hackney site to substantially increase our product offering in this area.