We deliver great

Quality, passion
and service

Much more than just meat

Birtwistles is a national catering butcher with a long-standing history of supplying wholesale meat to the food service industry. A people-focused company, with over a hundred years of experience in processing and selling meat firmly rooted in our DNA. The growth in our commercial operation has been meteoric over the last fifteen years, with our team currently preparing over 1,300 orders a day, 365 days a year

Sustainability and traceability have been key drivers in recent times, and Birtwistles continues to develop industry-leading standards across our network.

An unrivalled range

of quality meats

and great flavours

We take great pride in our range of over 3,000 products. These are expertly cut to the very highest standards by our butchers to either your unique, or our own, specification. Please take time to explore our extensive range of products and if anything excites your taste buds, just let us know and we’ll do the rest.

Our signature brand

of Dry aged beef

- Dukesmoor

Dukesmoor is much more than a name. It is a mark of excellence, an assurance and a seal of approval from every single person who has played a part in this remarkable journey.

From the farmers who toil in the field, the drivers and the graders, to the butchers who carefully prepare and age the meat, and everyone else in between. This is a team effort from real people who love meat and endeavour to make the best with us.

We raise the bar

in technical, welfare

and Food Safety

At Birtwistles we do things properly and we do them well. We ensure that our factory and processes exceed government and food industry standards, consistently scoring highly on all audits. Our standards never slip and we always keep all our facilities audit ready, so if you’d like to see for yourself just ask.

Our success is built

On commitment, hard work and developing

our great people

In line with our vision, we take pride in the development of our people, delivering training programmes that enable our people to thrive in a fast-paced evolving environment.

Industry-leading

Training and development

Centre

Our fully equipped culinary kitchen provides a professional setting for chefs, butchers, and all skill levels. Our centre offers diverse training programmes focusing on all meat types, breaking down carcasses, and creating menu dishes.

Courses cover yield, alternative cuts, and in-depth knowledge, with experienced Master Butchers providing insights. Popular courses like ‘Farm to Fork’ provide a first-hand look at ethical livestock sourcing.

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Sustainable
Practices

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Over 3,000
products

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Unparalleled
service

Andy Mountfield​​​​
Head of Quality & Supply
MOWGLI STREET FOOD
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At Birtwistles, you'll find exceptional quality and unmatched service that sets them apart from the rest. With their dedication to carefully sourced products and personalised customer care, every interaction with Birtwistles is a standout experience. As a loyal customer for several years, I can vouch for the consistent excellence of their offerings. Despite facing supplier challenges in recent years, Birtwistles has remained steadfast in delivering top-notch products every single time.
Chef Tagg
Culinary Director
ASM Global
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I have had the pleasure of working with Birtwistles for more than 13 years now, both in my previous role as Exec chef at Manchester UTD and now as Culinary Director for ASM global, high volume, fine dining, multiple events, outside catering events, all of which are extremely demanding for suppliers. Working with the team at Birtwistles from the start of the menu journey has been the key to success, direct access with the farmers and producers on availability of seasonal product with provenance. Top quality produce with specification delivered at the highest level in every sector of the Supply chain, committed to Environmental Social and Governance as we are. They are more than a supplier they are an integral part of our great success story… It is without doubt their passion, their people, their knowledge, and exceptional service that sets them as a truly great business.
Stephen White
Executive Development Chef
Grosvenor Casinos
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As the Executive Development Chef at Grosvenor, the relationships we have with suppliers are extremely important to us. We have a longstanding relationship with Birtwistles because they are market leaders. All products are always of the highest quality, and the staff are friendly and helpful from top to bottom. Advice, support, and innovation are second to none. No matter how busy they are, there is always time to help. This is truly a butcher that has managed to move with the times while maintaining high standards.
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Andy Mountfield​​​​
Head of Quality & Supply
MOWGLI STREET FOOD
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Dedication to carefully sourced products and personal customer care, every interaction with Birtwistles is a standout experience.
Chef Tagg
Culinary Director
ASM Global
Read More
Working with the team at Birtwistles from the start of the menu journey has been the key to success. They are more than a supplier they are an integral part of our great success story.
Stephen White
Executive Development Chef
Grosvenor Casinos
Read More
Dedication to carefully sourced products and personal customer care, every interaction with Birtwistles is a standout experience.
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