We are very much a customer focused company, offering a broad based and competitively priced product range which we back up with a quality standard of customer service and commitment.
Get To Know Our Team
Every Member of staff is valued for their contribution to the growth of Country Products and they are the key to our success.
We actively encourage our staff to realise their full potential, providing support through training and mentoring.
Some of our employees have worked with us for 20 plus years and the cumulative length of service is over 250 years.
Meet some of the team and read their stories below:
Mark started the company in 1983 after spending 4 years travelling the world, which gave his passion for ingredients and cuisines across the globe.
Mark is still actively involved in the business and can be seen in the development kitchen, evaluating new ingredients and combining them with existing products to create exciting new creations for the ever-growing demand from customers old and new.
Mark still likes to be active in his spare time, looking after his grandchildren and producing compost with his newfound love of gardening.
John has worked in the food industry for over 40 years and his experience covers many different sectors and roles within the industry.
John is still thought to be the “New Boy” at Country Products only joining the company in 2017, however he has guided the business through an exciting period of change and the experience he has gained over the last 40 years is proving invaluable as the company now grows.
John is passionate about the whole business and is focussed on delighting our customers and developing the people within it.
Jo officially joined Country Products in 2007, after growing up around the business unofficially helping her Dad, Mark Leather out where she could. Keen to understand every element of how Country Products works Jo started at the bottom and worked in most departments throughout the family business.
This has given Jo a knowledge of the business and its ever-growing customer base and gained her the respect of everyone. Not content with working long hours and weekends, Jo is also undertaking an AAT course in accountancy as well as looking after two young children at home.
With all this hard work, we all know that the future of the family business will continue into the next generation.
Back in the summer of 2009 Mark started with Country Products as a Production Operative and thankfully he is still here – although not in the same position. Mark’s leadership and organisational skills were soon noticed, and it wasn’t long before he was promoted to Supervisor.
Mark moved into planning in 2017 and quickly developed “CP Live” our in-house planning software. The inevitable eventually happened and Mark is now the Factory Manager working to keep the nations shelves full of our fantastic products.
We don’t know where he finds the time, but Mark races with a diabetic cycling team each week.
Kay has been with the team for over 5 years and has seen some significant changes during her time at Country Products.
Kay has had more than 20 years’ experience in Technical and Product Development, guiding the business through its BRC accreditation in 2020, gaining an “A grade” at the first audit.
Her commitment ensures that we have the systems in place to maintain the highest standards possible to ensure that the products we supply are of the finest quality.
Sam joined with Country Products in 2010 as a Production Operative and quickly showed her skills on our quad pack machine.
Sam was so good that she started training other people how to use it. She then covered the Supervisors role on the evening shift, developing different skills. Sam’s understanding of the complexities of running over a 1000 products across 6 production lines keeps the business running smoothly as well as ensuring our customers receive their products on time. Sam is a keen Rugby League supporter in her spare time and was a regular at the Leeds Rhino’s matches.
Our Client Testimonials
Country Products has been supplying contract packing services to Suma Wholefoods for nearly two decades. With a friendly and professional approach, I can always rely on a service that meets with our agreed timescales. We are consistently impressed by the responsiveness of Mark and the team – no matter how tight a schedule, we know that they will do all they can to meet our requirements. We have also worked on a wide range of projects with Country Products and their commitment to quality and customer service is second to none. I would like to personally thank you for your outstanding business experience.
Jeff Walker, Suma Wholefoods
I just had to contact you, because I am so delighted, with my first order from you, the fruit is such wonderful quality, and never had anything delivered so fast. I make Christmas cakes for family and friends, no one likes peel, they are going to be really happy this year, as the fruits I bought this time, I haven't been able to buy before. Thank you for being a brilliant company.
Zaytoun has worked for years with Country Products who pack our grains and almonds for us. We have found the service to be to a high standard and the staff to be efficient and friendly. We have moved through several pack changes and improvements and have felt consistently well supported. A big thumbs up for the service we have experienced.