When it comes to red meat they’re top of their game, supplying top quality beef, lamb, rose veal and dry aged products to everyone from top retailers like Lidl and Marks and Spencer, to gourmet butchers and the catering trade both locally and Europe-wide. They helped to pioneer the NI Farm Quality Assurance Scheme and went on to develop the own Linden Livestock Programme with select herd scheme providing traceability of meat from farm to fork.
The New Product Development team are wizards in the kitchen, creating products that exceed expectations such as the hand wrapped, mouthwatering M&S Pork Saltimbocca and more recently launching a 20-strong range of gourmet burgers for both retail and foodservice under its established Turf & Clover brand.
Linden is leading the way with innovative products and winning their fair share of accolades, notably winning two prestigious NIFDA Awards and a ‘Highly Commended’ for their delicious and locally produced products including LIDL N.I dry-aged steak range. The County Tyrone based manufacturer have been presented winners of the ‘Wellbeing and Leadership Award’ at the recent M&S Plan A 2025 launch in front of leading retailers, suppliers and manufacturers from the UK food industry for excellence in corporate citizenship and well-being of their staff.
New partnerships have seen Linden’s dry aged division Kettyle Irish Foods and Guinness® celebrate their new venture with the launch of the new Guinness® dry aged burger.
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Recent accolades include: Excellence in Innovation Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2013 Young Businessperson of the Year award Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2013 Future Leaders Award Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards 2013 Meat Educational Excellence Award Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards 2013 Supply Chain Excellence Highly Commended Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards 2013 ARENA Network (Quintile One) Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results Won at the Irish Food Quality Awards 2015