Ideal Foods Ltd


7 The Courtyard,
PL14 3NL

Contact Details

Tel: 01579 346777
Twitter: @Ideal_Foods
LinkedIn: ideal-foods-ltd

Winners Of

  • 2023 International Trade

Ideal Foods Ltd is a family-run seafood processing and international trading business, with more than 20 years of experience in exporting fish, shellfish and fish by-products to over 40 countries. The company employs 40 staff across four sites, including its head office in Cornwall, two fish processing factories and a cold store in Grimsby.

Sustainability is at the heart of its core values and the company strives to ensure that no parts of the fish go to waste. Fish heads, frames, trimmings and other by-products are mainly exported across Asia and Eastern Europe.

The safest part of the fish Ideal Foods supplies to Europe’s blue chip baby food manufacturers. The company has become a long standing and trusted supplier of fish that meets some of the strictest food safety specifications in this highly regulated industry.

Five years ago, Ideal Foods launched its own pet food brand, Purely Fish, to utilise the remaining fish by-products. With a range of 100% natural pet treats, canned wet food, toppers and raw food for cats and dogs, Purely Fish products are now sold by top pet food retailers across the UK and overseas. The company has its own export department and is proficient in the processing of export documentation, including health certificates.

Over the past 15 years, Ideal Foods has seen consistent year-on-year growth, and this year the company has announced another record year with turnover increasing to £22.4m. This equates to 18,396 tonnes of fish sold, 80% of which was exported overseas. This year, the company is predicting turnover to increase once again to over £25 million.

Tony Horner, Managing Director, says: “It gives me immense pride to see our company honoured with a King’s Award for International Trade. This is a very exciting time for Ideal Foods with new projects and territories on the horizon. We are delighted that we can continue our company growth together with this royal recognition.”