Direct Meats

"Provenance with Passion. Farming with full traceability since 1995."


We are delighted to stock the products that Direct Meats produce in our hampers. In May 1995, Direct Meats Ltd was founded by third generation local farmer Martin Blackwell. Coming from a large faring family in North Essex, with a passion for quality meat Martin recognised a gap in the market for a specialist meat provider. 

Quality Meats • Family Farmers • Sustainable
Direct Meats have been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Managing director Martin said ‘To be awarded the Queen’s award is testament to our hard-working staff and the farmer/ producer brands we work with, who allow us to export their products. We are classed as a small and medium-sized enterprise and to receive an award with global standing recognises our innovative movement into an incredibly challenging global market.’

Today, they operate in over 20 countries globally, with a sophisticated delivery network, a large fleet of vehicles and a team of passionate professionals to propel the brand forward. They encourage promotion and progression across all of their departments, and focus on maintaining the highest welfare standards.

In partnership with Dingley Dell Pork, they aimed to feed 1,000,000 bees across the farms in the year 2018 alone. The 20th May 2018 was the first World Bee Day declared by the United Nations in December 2017. This shows their commitment to sustainability and the farming industrial holistically. Their Sales Director, Nicola Chandler has been admitted to the Worshipful Company of Butchers. She was put forward due to her passion for the industry and her drive to push community initiatives.