William Jackson Food Group
|Nicholas Oughtred (Chairman)|
|Subsidiaries||William Jackson Food Group Limited|
William Jackson & Son Limited (trading as the William Jackson Food Group) is a British food manufacturer.
The company was founded by William Jackson (1828-1912), who was born in Elstronwick and opened his first shop at 28 Scale Lane in Hull in 1851.[not in citation given] He originally traded as a grocer and tea dealer.
The company developed a process for commercially producing Yorkshire puddings in 1968. In 1974 Butlin's leisure company asked the bakery to create a Yorkshire pudding for its holiday camps which lead to the development of the Aunt Bessie's brand as of 2016[update] producing 20 million Yorkshire puddings a week.
The company acquired Abel & Cole in 2012 and The Food Doctor in 2016.
The company's businesses include Jacksons (bakery), Aunt Bessie's (frozen food), Jacksons Bakery (bread), Abel&Cole (organic food delivery), The Food Doctor (snacks), MyFresh (vegetable processing) and the Ferguson Fawsitt Arms in Walkington (pub-restaurant).
- "Jackson's bread on sale for first time in a decade". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "Founder of Hull's William Jackson Food Group honoured with Mayor's Centenary Plaque". Hull City Council. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "Made in Hull: 10 great inventions and products from LCD to the boiled sweet". Hull Daily Mail. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
- "William Jackson Food Group acquires health food brand". British Baker. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2018.