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Est 1993

Our History

1993: Select is founded in Bridlington East Yorkshire by Mark.


1993-1996: A business connection is made with Hull-based ingredients blending company. Mark works alongside butchers, bakers and food processors to create a range of sausage & burger mixes, seasonings, pie gravy mixes, bacon cures and much more.


1996: The product range grows and branches into other food trade ingredients including lards, fats, sausage casings and flavour glazes.

1997: Mark pursues the idea of creating a ‘one-stop’ food sundries company and sources a reliable group of packaging and cleaning product manufacturers. This then allows him to offer a complete range of sundries at competitive prices.

Meet Mark
Why Select

Why Select Sundries?

We're Reliable.

We know how important your sundries are to your business and we constantly try our best to hold good stock levels, this allows us to be a reliable source for all your needs.

Competitive Pricing.

We understand how important it is to keep sundries cost down and we continually keep an eye on our prices to remain competitive with larger companies.

Quality Products.

We believe that selling low-quality products is a false economy, we have never and will never sacrifice the quality of our products in search for more profit.

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You're a Person, Not a Number.

We are a personal, face to face business and pride ourselves on knowing not only the products that we supply but the people that we do business with.

Award Winning.

A number of our food trade sundries have helped create award-winning products.



“We've been using Mark for over 15 years and Lee and Daniel are carrying on his great love of customer care and loyalty. Pleasure to work with.”

- Scotts Butcher's.

Meet The Select Team


It's our pleasure to introduce Mark Strathearn, the owner and founder of Select. Mark's journey from starting the business in 1993, operating out of a shed in his backyard, to now running it from a sizable warehouse with a diverse range of stock is truly impressive. With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, Mark's expertise reflects a deep understanding of the business landscape, making him a valuable resource for those looking to establish and grow their ventures.

Mark's commitment to his customers and staff is evident in his approachable nature and strong work ethic. His willingness to go above and beyond demonstrates a genuine dedication to the success of both his business and the people involved. Mark's hands-on experience and knowledge have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in helping numerous businesses start from the ground up.

Beyond the business realm, it's wonderful to learn more about Mark on a personal level. His passion for golf and enjoyment of long walks with his partner Louise and their dog Kevin highlight a well-rounded individual who values both professional success and personal fulfillment. It's clear that Mark's leadership extends beyond the workplace, creating a positive and collaborative environment for all involved with Select.

It's a pleasure to be introduced to Lee Varley, whose journey within the business over the past 5 years showcases his dedication and commitment. Starting as a driver and progressing to the role of office manager is a testament to Lee's hard work and determination. His prior experience in bars and restaurants has undoubtedly enriched the team, bringing in-depth knowledge of products and potential customers.

Lee's "nothing is too much" work ethic aligns seamlessly with Select's policy, reflecting his dedication to providing excellent service and support. His positive character adds to the work environment, making him a valuable asset to the team. It's clear that Lee's professional growth within the company is a result of both his skills and his commitment to going above and beyond.

Outside of work, Lee's passion for golf and sports mirrors his active and engaged approach to life. His enjoyment of time spent with family, including his daughter Ruby and partner Leanne, highlights a well-rounded individual who values both professional success and personal connections. Lee's presence not only contributes to the success of Select but also fosters a positive and collaborative atmosphere within the team.

It's a pleasure to be introduced to Daniel Charles, whose impact on your company in just 9 months is commendable. In his role overseeing delivery and dispatch, Daniel serves as the face of the company to your loyal customers. His efficiency and willingness to go the extra mile have clearly left a positive impression on those he interacts with regularly.

Being the key point of contact for customers on a daily basis is no small task, and Daniel's ability to handle this responsibility with effectiveness and a helpful attitude is truly valuable. It's evident that he plays a crucial role in maintaining strong relationships with the customer base.

Beyond his professional contributions, it's fascinating to learn about Daniel's passion for cooking. His role as a keen chef is taken to a new level by appearing on national TV with his family on The Family Cooking Showdown on the BBC. This not only showcases his culinary skills but also adds a personal touch, allowing customers to connect with Daniel on a more relatable level. His multifaceted talents and dedication to both work and personal pursuits make Daniel a standout member of our team.


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Contact Info


01262 228 286


Unit 7b, Bessingby Way, Bridlington YO16 4SJ, UK

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