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Partnership with Samuel Staniforth Ltd

Partnership with Samuel Staniforth Ltd

Half century partnership keeps our family firms looking sharp

A partnership between us and another family-owned business has reached a significant milestone as we celebrate 50 years of doing business together.

Our association with Sheffield knifemaker Samuel Staniforth Ltd stretches back to 1968 when we first asked Samuel Staniforth to produce quality knives for us.

It was our current director and fifth generation Peter Russum who tasked Staniforth’s then-owner Ray Rudge with producing a knife of superior quality to the ones that we were selling at the time.

Henceforth, we sold Staniforth’s flagship Smithfield range of knives to our customers and the partnership represented a departure into producing knives for the catering market that Staniforth still services today.

During the Second World War, Staniforth was known for manufacturing high-quality knife blades for the military and the butchery trade, with the Smithfield brand synonymous with butchers’ knives.

Sixth generation Richard Russum said that he is delighted and proud to be continuing the relationship started by his father, Peter.

Not only are we marking a half century of a successful partnership, but we’re also paying tribute to a tradition of supplying top quality and reliable knives which have been the choice of catering professionals for over five decades.

As an established family business, it is a pleasure and privilege to work with another family-owned South Yorkshire company that shares our values in terms of quality and ethos.

20 July 2018

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