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A Little More About James Burden Limited

jb-logoblue3.pngThe Meat No Veg name is already synonymous with quality produce and high-end service, and when you look at our pedigree it’s easy to see why! Meat No Veg is part of the James Burden Group, the renowned wholesale suppliers and traders of meat, poultry, provisions and game. When you find out a little more about this market-leader you’ll understand why we can offer such an excellent service, supplying only the very best produce to our growing base of loyal customers.


James Burden set up the group in 1973, originally specialising in game and then branching out to provide a full range of oven-ready poultry, red meat, delicatessen and halal meats. James Burden Limited has since gone on to become a leader in their field, having been recognised by the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 as one of the UK’s fastest growing mid-sized companies. In 2010 the Newcastle upon Tyne office was set up in order to support the Smithfield operation and this administrative hub has provided many new opportunities for growth.

There are four strands to the James Burden Group. The first is James Burden Limited which is based in five specialist outlets within London’s famous Smithfield market, buying and selling fresh and frozen meat right from the heart of the trade. Then there is James Burden Trading, which secures fresh and frozen poultry, meat and game and delivers to the UK and Europe. The third element is Cavendish Ship Stores which delivers worldwide logistical support to cruise-lines, ferries and shipping companies. And then of course there’s us - Meat No Veg - an online shop set up to meet the needs of retail customers offering high quality and ethically produced fresh meat products, delivered to the door by carefully selected, accredited suppliers.

The James Burden Group was set up to provide high quality produce that’s fully accredited, quality-assured and traceable. The infrastructure of the company along with the high volumes and fast turnover mean that Meat No Veg are proud to be able to offer produce excellence and competitive pricing to all of our customers. All produce available from Meat No Veg is freshly cut and carefully dressed by our expert butchers to ensure that there is no wastage and that the meat is ready for cooking straight from the box. Here at Meat No Veg we are proud of our association with James Burden Limited and our customers feel the same way.