Prosperous Denbighshire

Patchwork Foods Case Study


Patchwork Foods

Area: Ruthin 

Sector: Food Manufacturing 

Project Value: £17,378 

Patchwork Foods secures six new jobs and expands its menu thanks to the Prosperous Denbighshire grant. The Prosperous Denbighshire grant. The Prosperous Denbighshire grant has allowed the Ruthin-based artisan food company an opportunity to purchase new equipment that will allow them to launch new products.

Graham Jackson, Patchwork Foods’ non-executive director noted:

“The funding has allowed us to expand our range which has in turn boosted our productivity and efficiency. Thanks to the support given by Cadwyn Clwyd and the Prosperous Denbighshire grant we are looking to create new opportunities in addition to expanding into new markets at home and abroad which wouldn’t have been possible without the funding received. We would encourage any business in Denbighshire to look at the support available.”

This grant has secured six new jobs and the company aims to increase their turnover by 50% over the next two years by launching new products including relishes, chutneys and jams. This will help secure the business, create quality jobs within the local area and provide long-term benefits for the business and wider community. 

This new development sees the company creating single-portion offerings, allowing Patchwork’s produce to be used in hotels, on cruise ships and by airlines. This small but mighty business has tackled market challenges head-on. 

Patchwork Foods has come a long way since 1982, when Margaret Carter and Jenny Whitham started with a vision that still holds true today – everything is handmade and created in small batches. Passionate about fine foods, they launched a company offering an array of gourmet delights, from pâtés and terrines to parfaits, chutneys, and jams. 

Today, the company is based in a dedicated factory in Llys Parc, Ruthin, but stays true to its roots, crafting homemade specialities using Margaret’s original recipes and free from artificial colourings, additives, and preservatives. With their sights set on growing their customer base at home and internationally Patchwork Foods remains committed to supporting local hospitality and creating new jobs. 

From a home cook’s dream to a thriving artisan company boasting over 30 pâté flavours Patchwork looks set to take on a new journey with new markets and products thanks to the support secured through Cadwyn Clwyd. 

Shared Prosperity Fund Outcomes:

Number of jobs created as a result of the support provided = 6

Number of jobs safeguarded as a result of the support provided = 1

Number of new enterprises created as a result of the support provided = 2

Number of enterprises adopting new or improved products or services as a result of the support provided = 1

Number of enterprises adopting new to business technologies or processes as a result of the support provided = 1