The Essential Ingredient Global Food Supply Chain

In 2017 our company celebrated 70 years of providing excellent service to the food industry. We are extremely proud of our heritage and how our family run company has developed since Maurice Simon’s first retail butchery in 1947 and transformed itself into the dynamic international company, SPL Foods is today.
At heart, SPL has always been a family run business with a shared love for delivering excellent customer service and the best quality, authentic foods sourced from around the world. Our commitment to working tirelessly with our suppliers, growers, processors and manufacturers to develop products our customers need, makes SPL one of the UK’s most influential operators in the food supply chain.

Exceptional ingredients for the food industry

Beans and pulses are nature’s little bundles of healthy goodness. They’re packed to the brim with protein, complex carbs, vitamins and minerals, but you won’t find a bit of cholesterol and very little sodium or fat. These deliciously healthy bad boys are the heart and soul of thousands of Asian, South American and Middle Eastern meals and of course, endless vegan, vegetarian and all-round recipes rely on the unmistakable soft crunchy texture and the taste bud tickling flavour of lentils, pulses and beans.
Variety is the spice of life. And if it’s variety you want you’ve certainly come to the right place. As one of the biggest suppliers of herbs and spices in the UK, we supply a comprehensive range of vital flavourings, cooking favourites and lots more ‘niche’ exotic blends too. Our natural and organic range includes aromatic herb blends, cooking leaves, curry powders, spice and herb mixes and a generous peppering of salt and seasonings.
Looking for a unique blend or rub? Need a particular Scoville heat? Then give us a shout. Our NPD team will create the perfect ingredient that your recipe demands.
We sell a comprehensive range of rice from the versatile Basmati and sushi-friendly rice, to the not so well known niche specialty grains. We have been active in the rice markets for more than 50 years, so we like to think our knowledge and experience is right up there with the best, and of course we always welcome a challenge!
We have extensive contacts throughout all rice growing regions whether that is the Asian sub continent, South America or here in Europe, so if you’re looking for something a bit different or special that will give you a competitive edge, please contact our sales team today. And don’t worry about asking for what you might think are unusual items – we specialise in the unusual! Specialist grains continue to grow in popularity and are very much on trend. SPL offers a broad range of popular grains including bulgar wheat, couscous, and white, black and red quinoa.
Delicious and highly flexible, dried fruits are an excellent nutrient booster and many a chef’s best friend. Our range of dried fruits include all the Chef’s larder staples – sultanas, figs and apricots as well as the slightly more unusual fruits such as sour tart cherries, pineapple core and cranberries.
Both nuts and seeds are real treasures. Packed with flavour, nutrition and all-round goodness, they’re also easy to incorporate into any dish. We supply raw seeds in packs of all sizes and a selection of high quality whole, blanched, roasted, crushed, ground and shelled nuts giving chefs ample natural options for a thousand culinary uses. All our nut products are kept in a designated warehouse, under strict allergen controls.

A world of food from the finest suppliers around the globe

Working with Italian and Greek producers we know we can provide our customers with the best pasta solutions. Our Greek producer, Eurimac operate from a fully automated, state of the art manufacturing facility, which produces high-quality pasta made from 100% Greek durum wheat. The facility is recognised as one of the most technologically advanced pasta production facilities in Europe. If you are looking for a particular shape, size or flavour not shown here, please contact our sales team and we will create it for you.
Asian dishes especially Indian, Thai and Japanese have been considered as British staples for many years. As new restaurant brands enter the market restaurateurs and creative chefs continue to introduce new tastes and dishes to the British palette. To help discerning chefs and food manufacturers we offer a range of authentic Asian sauces, pastes and specialist ingredients.

Chilled and Frozen sauces

  • Bespoke service available
  • Branded and own brand
  • Very high quality

Indian Range

  • Paste sauces
  • Garlic/ginger paste
  • Accompaniments - poppadums, pickles etc


  • Authentic paste and RTU sauces
  • Ingredients - Soy sauces, garlic and ginger puree, coconut milk
  • Unique packaging


  • Sundried and semi-dried tomatoes
  • Pesto’s
  • Development of an anti-pasti range
Chef’s larder staples our flours and starches include traditional flours; plain and self-raising and international starches such as farina, ground rice, arrowroot and gram flour.

Quattro Bespoke

Our Quattro Foods bespoke culinary products service provides solutions for the manufacturing, restaurant, retail and wholesale sectors. From concept to end product, Quattro is a market leader with a reputation for designing innovative menu plans, sourcing high quality ingredients and producing custom-made food solutions for all sectors of the food industry. Examples of products we can offer:

Wide range of bespoke chilled, frozen and ambient sauces: Marinades | Nut Free Pesto | Caramelised onions | Fresh sweet potato mash | Vegetable purees | Stews |Stocks | Cooked pulses | Peas and beans | Dressings | Dips

Want to know how we can help you develop your business and give you a competitive edge? Struggling to source a specialist ingredient? Need to create a bespoke product for your menu? Just call our sales team on:

0161 624 1619 or email us at sales@spluk.com.