About Us

L-R: Peter Walker, Pauline Chapman and Mike Walker

Our business began in 1982 when Tom Walker formed the company, continuing what turned out to be a long career in cheese. His ethical approach to business has informed our culture throughout. From our beginnings as a regional cheese wholesaler, we are now one of the UK’s leading distributors, importers and packers of cheese.

The second generation of the Walker family now run the business, supported by a skilled team of experienced managers and staff, as well as some of the third generation! Our core activity is the packing and distribution of cheese, but we also provide co-packing services and develop seasonal products. We handle and produce many types of cheese, in various packaging formats, both private-label and branded for a wide range of customers, but particularly multiple retailers in the UK.

Tom Walker
Joan Walker cutting the ribbon to open the woodland

We operate a Centre of Excellence in cheese packing and distribution; for projects that require our high standards of care and expertise, we aim to be the first-choice supplier within our target market.

Our Cultural Values

  • Our objective is to get it right – first time, every time.
  • We work well with complex projects, ensuring their smooth progress every step of the way.
  • We won’t promise the impossible.
  • We provide customers with a balanced, impartial view.
  • Our dedication to product quality is shared throughout the company.
  • We believe in meticulous planning and attention to detail, devoting a high level of resource and commitment to this.

Our Staff

  • Tom Walker & Sons has a very multi-functional staff. This ethos stems from the Walker family, and is evident throughout the business.
  • We have long-serving members of staff, with a wealth of experience and dedication, whose knowledge and skill has shaped the company into the high quality manufacturer we are today.
  • All staff continuously strive for improvement and are supported with a solid foundation of training to help motivation and personal growth throughout the team.