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.
Why Select Sundries?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Let me introduce you to the owner and founder of Select. Mark Strathearn He founded the business in 1993 initially working from a shed in his back garden, Over the subsequent years has made massive strides, now resulting in operating from a large warehouse with a wide variety of stock.
With nearly 30 year’s experience there’s not a lot that Mark doesn’t know about the industry and has helped many businesses start up from scratch.
Mark is a very approachable gentleman with a great business and work ethic, willing to go above and beyond for his customers and also his staff members.
In his spare time Mark is a keen golfer, and enjoys going on long walks with his partner Louise and their dog Kevin.
Let me introduce you to Lee Varley, having joined the business just over 3 years ago initially as a driver, Lee has worked his way up to the role of office manager, Lee joined us after working in bars and restaurants, so brought with him extensive knowledge of certain products and new potential customers.
Lee is a great character to have around and has a great work ethic, “nothing is too much” which is a policy for Select.
Away from work Lee is also a keen golfer and enjoys most sports, also out of work he enjoys spending time with his family, his daughter Ruby and partner Leanne.
Let me introduce you to Daniel Charles, having only been with us for 9 months Daniel has already made a big impression with our loyal customers, being in charge of delivery and dispatch he is the face of the company seeing our customers daily, with them appreciating his efficiency and willingness to help where he can.
Daniel is a keen chef in his spare time and can be seen cooking on national tv with his family on The Family Cooking showdown on the BBC.