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Introducing Gemma …

We're very proud to introduce you to Gemma Hodgson who is our new Area Sales Manager covering the Carlisle area. Although, new to the team, Gemma is an 'old hand' at helping our customers receive first-class service as she's worked for the company for ten years now. Until recently, Gemma was part of our busy [...]

Introducing Gemma …2017-10-26T15:17:02+01:00

Cumbria Trading Standards formalises a partnership

On Monday 6th March 2017, Hannah-Jayne Gawthorpe from Trading Standards visited us to hand over a certificate which formalises a working partnership between us. The Primary Authority Partnership certificate assures policy expertise and practical experience are brought together and regulations are effectively delivered. Trading Standards ensure that our hygiene practices and meat are of the [...]

Cumbria Trading Standards formalises a partnership2017-10-26T15:17:39+01:00

The lucky golden ticket winner is revealed!

We would like to congratulate The Sun Inn at Bassenthwaite. The golden ticket event was held at our recent food show and the lucky winner scooped a fantastic prize of £1,000! Area Sales Manager, James Daniels, went along to The Sun Inn to congratulate owner,  Lisa Seabourne. A very happy and stunned Lisa said: “I [...]

The lucky golden ticket winner is revealed!2017-10-26T15:17:58+01:00

Pioneer puts on a tasty show

We held our 20th food show on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 February 2017. This one was certainly the busiest to date with visitors arriving from all over Cumbria, south west Scotland and north east England. With great deals on offer, fantastic food to sample and a buzzing atmosphere, this show was the success all [...]

Pioneer puts on a tasty show2017-10-26T15:24:20+01:00

The Sandwich Club customers raise hospice funds in aid of Brian

Back in September, we lost a member of the Pioneer ‘family’. Our Sales Manager, Brian Queen lost his fight with cancer and passed away at Eden Valley Hospice. Brian was a familiar figure around Carlisle and he proved to be an inspiration and friend to Sean Mullinder, owner of The Sandwich Club at Kingmoor Business Park. [...]

The Sandwich Club customers raise hospice funds in aid of Brian2017-10-26T15:24:42+01:00

Carlisle Youth Zone receives valuable funds

As part of our ongoing commitment and support to the much loved and popular youth club in the heart of the city, we handed over a cheque for £1,500 in April. Carlisle Youth Zone has received our support for three years now and David Jenkins, our Sales Director, visited them to present the cheque. Emma Rogerson, Community [...]

Carlisle Youth Zone receives valuable funds2017-10-26T15:25:07+01:00

Christmas Jumper Day raises money for Save The Children

The staff at our Rosehill store and head office celebrated Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16 December. The national event raises vital money for Save the Children. The charity believes that every child around the world deserves a healthy and happy future. We raised a total of £52 and managed to come 321st on the national [...]

Christmas Jumper Day raises money for Save The Children2017-10-26T15:25:24+01:00

Flood affected residents celebrate moving back home

The flood affected residents of Willow Park in Carlisle recently enjoyed a special afternoon tea treat courtesy of McKnight Homes and Trade Windows and Doors. All the elderly residents had been affected by the storm Desmond floods which swept the city in December 2015. Held in The Auctioneer Suite on Tuesday 15th November, the get [...]

Flood affected residents celebrate moving back home2017-10-26T15:26:12+01:00

Half term horrible Halloween down on the the farm

Our friends at Walby Farm Park have been holding half term Horrible Halloween days for youngsters. Children follow the spooky trail to the Pumpkin Patch where they  'pick' their pumpkins and then there's a whole range of spooktacular activities to take part in, such as scary trails and decorating witches fingers. Our sales manager, John Cowen has [...]

Half term horrible Halloween down on the the farm2017-10-26T15:26:46+01:00

It’s a golden anniversary

June Dixon recently reached a momentous moment, when she celebrated 50 years of belonging to the Pioneer family. June, 84, started work with us on 10th October 1966 and is still working in our accounts department on a part-time basis. June has enjoyed every moment of her time with us and says: "I do love [...]

It’s a golden anniversary2016-10-01T10:45:26+01:00