let the story begin
Stobarts is a proud family company with a long history of making quality products since 1867.
The company is still run by the Stobart family with brothers Neil, Andrew and Philip heading the team with Ian and Emma taking the company into the future.
Take a look at the timeline below to view our heritage.
In the terraced house beside the liberal club in Towngate, Bradford Josh Ellis (1 generation) opened his butchers shop.
James Stainthorpe (2nd generation) Josh’s nephew joined the business
Frank Stobart (3rd Generation) James nephew joined the business
The first shop refrigerator was purchased
Started making Pork Pies & Sausage Rolls in the shop
Kenneth Stobart (4th Generation), Franks son became a partner
Jowett Bradford van replaced the delivery bicycle
Business moved 1 Mile to its current location on Carr Lane in Bradford
STOPAK label used for pre packed meats supplied to major stores in Bradford & Leeds
First refrigerated vehicle bought (Bedford TK)
Weekly pie capacity now a few thousand
Andrew Stobart (5th Generation) Kenneth’s eldest son Joined the Business full time
Harold Hallas pie business and butchers shop in Huddersfield (Dawson’s Butchers) purchased.
Neil Stobart (5th Generation), Kenneth’s second son joined the business full time
Opened second shop in Huddersfield. The retail business was eventually expanded to 13 shops in Yorkshire and Lancashire
All retails shops sold
First Crypto Pearless in line pie machine purchased increasing our production to 1500 pies per hour
Kenneth’s youngest son Philip Stobart (5th Generation) joined the business full time.
Ian Stobart (6th Generation), Andrews’s son joined the business full time.
Between 1998 – 2002 Stobarts invested in excess of £250,000 on new machinery and factory extensions
Achieved BRC higher level.
Kenneth Stobart retired.
Between 2006 – 2008 Stobarts invested over £1,000,000 on factory extensions and machinery.
Emma Stobart (6th Generation) Neil’s daughter joined the business full time
Further capital investment of £700,000 doubling pie production
Andrew Stobart retired
"we are proud of our heritage and proud of our quality"