The Frozen division produces frozen pizza, vegetables, pies and fish and includes the brands Goodfella’s, Holland’s Pies, McDougalls Pies, Matthew Walker and Donegal Catch in its portfolio.
The division supplies to all major retailers with Holland’s Pies also selling product via fish and chip shops and sports stadiums including Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC.
Goodfella’s is a leading brand in the frozen pizza market.
The frozen division employs more than 800 people across the UK and Ireland, with four sites in Ireland at Naas, Longford, Gurteen and Portumna.
Green Isle Gurteen
Green Isle, Gurteen, Ballymote, Gurteen, Co Sligo, Ireland
Gurteen is the home of Donegal Catch which remains Ireland’s number one frozen fish brand.
Green Isle Gurteen is the largest white fish processor in Ireland, and produces frozen and chilled fish, individually quick frozen fillets and chilled/frozen retail packs for Donegal Catch & retailer own label.
Baxenden, Nr Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA
Holland's Pies can trace its history back to 1851 when John Whittaker started a confectionary shop in Haslingden and employed Richard Holland.
In 1869, Richard was married to John's daughter Sarah and they took over the family business re-naming it Holland’s. In 1907 Baxenden was established as the home of Holland's Pies and the current bakery has been their home since 1936.
Green Isle, Ballinalee Road, Lonford Town, Co Longford, Ireland
The Longford site was built in 2000 and acquired by Green Isle in 2001.
Longford produces the Goodfella’s pizza range from the thin and crispy base to the flat bread base.
Heanor Gate Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7RJ
Matthew Walker is based in Derbyshire and is the world’s oldest Christmas pudding maker, producing around 97% of the UK Christmas pudding market.
The Derbyshire factory opened in 1899 and relocated to its present site in Heanor in 1967. Matthew Walker produces over 100 different varieties of Christmas pudding and a variety of sponge puddings. The company supplies all major UK retailers and a number of food service customers.
Matthew Walker also supplies a range of Christmas puddings to international customers including Woolworths in Australia.
IDA Industrial Estate, Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland
The Naas site comprises two bakeries, two topping halls and three packing halls. The first production line was commissioned at Naas in 1992, with additional lines increasing capacity in 1998 and 2005.
Naas produces own label and branded frozen pizzas including Goodfella’s and San Marco.
IDA Industrial Estate, Portumna, Co Galway, Ireland
The Green Isle Foods site Portumna was formed in 1987 in the west of Ireland. The site is the biggest employer in the area and plays a pivotal role in the local community.
The factory produces frozen pies and pastry products, both own label and branded including Green Isle and Uppercrust.