Integrated Food Projects will be the first choice solution partner in the food and drink manufacturing industry sector providing a wholesome range of services to high quality clients of all sizes. We will become an integral part of our client's success, collaborating with them to achieve their strategic objectives through the successful delivery of projects, creating lasting business value. Our team of talented, experienced and motivated industry specialists will be recognised as the best in their field. Our continued success will be driven by our people who will share in it.
I founded Integrated Food Projects in 2002 with the sole aim of creating a project solutions business which focused on providing the best services to a client base operating exclusively in the Food and Drink manufacturing sector. I wanted to supply real attention to detail - something that, in my thirty years of working on projects, I’d noticed so many complex capital projects never receive.
Implementing change in live manufacturing environments is challenging enough in itself and is not a task that all who are capable of managing engineering or construction based projects are suited to. You need to be capable of seeing the client’s vision in your mind’s eye and be able to totally relate to their objectives. You also need to sometimes challenge the need and route cause to make sure that the vision satisfies the mission, which can only be achieved through collaborative effort and input from the best resources you can get your hands on!
Not surprisingly, Integrated Food Projects is a different business today to the one I set out with in 2002. It now employs the best people, some experts in their particular field, who enable me to provide a broader range of services to the Food and Drink manufacturing sector, but still with the same attention to detail applied to everything we do to achieve our client’s missions and objectives.
Philip Chatfield, MD
innocent – the blender
A major project to deliver the world’s most sustainable healthy drinks factory
With a clear vision of what it wanted to achieve, innocent was focussed on creating a new factory in line with its values and purpose. Working in partnership with Integrated Food Projects, sustainability was placed at the heart of every decision that was made in the design, build and operation of the blender.Learn more... Let's Talk...
MAJOR GLOBAL BAKERY MANUFACTURER
An evaluation and design project as part of the development of a new £35 million production facility with a 24 month programme.
With customers not just across the UK but globally, our client had made the decision to expand the business to meet the ever-growing demands of its large customer base. They had developed a strategic plan for creating a new production facility, however their board required an independent evaluation of this plan before approving it to go ahead.Learn more... Let's Talk...
MAJOR UK READY MEALS MANUFACTURER
The implementation of a storage solution with a capital value of £3 million over a 28 week programme.
As a major UK ready meals manufacturer, it is crucial to maintain an agile supply chain to ensure that products reach suppliers and customers as agreed. This includes a number of activities and processes, an important one of which is storage. It is very important to have storage of adequate size and appropriate facilities for the products your company produces.Learn more... Let's Talk...
UK SPORTS NUTRITION MANUFACTURER
A £1 million project set over 18 weeks, focused on the location and development of a new UK-based facility.
For nearly twenty years, our client has been using their sporting expertise to offer their customers specialist nutritional performance products. They create products to the highest possible standards and their results are proven: the company works with world-class, professional sportspeople and sporting experts, all of whom value the company’s premium products.Learn more... Let's Talk...
UK’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT DAIRY
An evaluation of a proposed 24 month strategic plan that would cost an estimated £26.5m.
Our client has worked for decades with their farmers to securely deliver a wide range of dairy ingredients to food sectors across the country. As a result, our client has not only established a firm reputation for quality and reliability, but has also become a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the national food industry.Learn more... Let's Talk...
GLOBAL MEAT & POULTRY PROCESSOR
A 30 week £2.1 million disaster recovery project following a major fire at the company’s Suffolk production site.
A major meat and poultry processor, our client works with a huge network of farmers to produce their diverse range of products on a bespoke and generic basis for customers across all levels the food industry. Having earned a reputation for dedication to quality and customer service, they continue to innovate and develop their business to provide the best possible products.Learn more... Let's Talk...
A project undertaking improvements and enhancements at the Charlie Bigham site at Park Royal in northwest London.
Inspired by founder Charlie’s travels, the Charlie Bigham range of fresh ready meals are created for couples with busy schedules who still want to eat delicious, authentic food. Designed in double portions, the business has built up a strong brand that has won several awards and is stocked across leading retailers and online supermarkets.Learn more... Let's Talk...
The construction of a new facility at one of Samworth Brothers’ existing sites was a £4.5 million project with a 34 week programme.
The award-winning Samworth Brothers group includes nationally renowned businesses such as Ginsters and Soreen. The constant evolution and expansion of the business is testament to Samworth Brothers’ commitment to the continuous improvement of not just of their business but also the products and service they provide to their customers.Learn more... Let's Talk...
A £3.6 million project with a 36 week programme aiming to separate existing processes to meet demand and allow the factory to run more efficiently.
Produce World’s mission is to provide fresh produce supply chains for selected partners in retail and the food industry services. As one of the largest vegetable growers in Europe, Produce World receive, store, grade, wash and pack potatoes for Waitrose and The Cooperative supermarkets.Learn more... Let's Talk...
A £2.5 million project set over 32 weeks saw the development and extension of an existing factory to facilitate business expansion.
Established by award-winning food manufacturers Samworth Brothers in 1999, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals to major retailers across the UK. Since production began with a range of just 11 pies, Kettleby Foods’ operations have since expanded to exceed over 120 products made from the finest ingredients and to the highest standards.Learn more... Let's Talk...
Integrated Food Projects have partnered with Kettleby Foods on a number of high-profile multi-million pound capital projects since 2003/4, helping the business to develop and grow. Throughout that time they have provided cost-effective and efficient solutions on development projects both at our existing ready meals production facility and also in creating a new satellite facility. The projects at our existing facility were managed without impact on our ability to service our own clients, and all projects have been delivered within budget, in a timely fashion and to the requisite standards of safety and quality. Their team work ethos and professional approach ensure successful projects and I would utilise Integrated Food Projects in the future without hesitation.
- Jarrod Thorndyke, Production Director
I have worked with Integrated Food Projects on many capital expenditure projects since 2004, the latest being the development of the new plot of land adjacent to our main site. They successfully employed a project delivery process to ensure the integration of a leased modular building solution with the development of the site infrastructure to improve logistics and Health and Safety. Their staff are always positive and enthusiastic and have fostered a team-work approach ensuring another successful project delivered. I look forward to working with them again in the near future.
- Engineering Manager, Major UK Ready Meals Manufacturer