James T Blakeman (Services) Ltd produces cooked product for the food on the go, catering and ready meal markets and also boasts a continually expanding contract cooking service for external manufacturers. Being an M&S A list supplier and upholding a BRC AA grade for some years, our products are supplied into a large repertoire of businesses, including well-known bakery and coffee shop chains, various supermarkets and wholesalers.
In an expanding market that requires the convenience of a ready cooked product, Blakeman's has the facility to provide fried, oven cooked and steamed products. We also offer the customer the ability to coin/slice products as well as the production of meat/stuffing balls with our in-line meatball former. Our double helix spiral freezers allow us to supply our customers with either frozen or chilled products and our packing room is able to offer versatility of pack sizes ranging from 1 to 10kg.
Our recent investment in a new, custom built production facility has enabled us to manufacture (using the finest ingredients and cuts of meat), fry, chill and package sausage in less than 50 minutes, using a fully automated, inline system. This new production facility produces 250,000 standard sized sausages in an eight hour shift, which enables us to respond quickly to customer demand.
Our manufacturing facility, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, is widely regarded as one of the most efficient in Europe and is capable of producing 100 tonnes of cooked product in a standard working week.