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Frozen

The Frozen division produces frozen pizza, vegetables, pies and fish and includes the brands Goodfella’s, Holland’s Pies, McDougalls Pies, Matthew Walker and Donegal Catch in its portfolio. The division supplies to all major retailers with Holland’s Pies also selling product via fish and chip shops and sports stadiums including Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC.

Goodfella’s have been synonymous with frozen pizza since the brand was created in 1993. From pioneering the Deep Pan, to our more recent successes in Takeaway and Thin Crust, “Gathering round a Goodfella’s” has always been at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s our signature Stone Baked Thin or our award winning gluten-free range, we have a delicious pizza for everyone. You can rely on us to deliver every family pizza night.

The frozen division employs more than 800 people across the UK and Ireland, with four sites in Ireland at Naas, Longford, Gurteen and Portumna.

Holland’s Pies

Baxenden, Nr Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2SA

Holland's Pies can trace its history back to 1851 when John Whittaker started a confectionary shop in Haslingden and employed Richard Holland.

In 1869, Richard was married to John's daughter Sarah and they took over the family business re-naming it Holland’s. In 1907 Baxenden was established as the home of Holland's Pies and the current bakery has been their home since 1936.

  • Fresh pies, such as peppered steak pie, potato and meat pie, pasties and sausage rolls
  • Frozen pies, such as Lancashire hotpot, cheese & onion and steak and kidney
  • Chilled pies, such as beef & vegetables and minced beef & onion
  • Stadia pies, such as chicken balti pie and chicken & mushroom. These are sold in sports stadiums including the homes of: Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers.

Matthew Walker

Heanor Gate Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7RJ

Matthew Walker is based in Derbyshire and is the world’s oldest Christmas pudding maker, producing around 97% of the UK Christmas pudding market.

The Derbyshire factory opened in 1899 and relocated to its present site in Heanor in 1967.Matthew Walker produces over 100 different varieties of Christmas pudding and a variety of sponge puddings. The company supplies all major UK retailers and a number of food service customers.

Matthew Walker also supplies a range of Christmas puddings to international customers including Woolworths in Australia.

  • Christmas puddings,
  • Sponge puddings and chocolate bombes for major retailers, including Asda, Morrison’s, M&S, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose,
  • The site also makes puddings for Heston Blumenthal, Jamie Oliver and the prestigious Harrods department store.

Green Isle Gurteen

Green Isle, Gurteen, Ballymote, Gurteen, Co Sligo, Ireland

Gurteen is the home of Donegal Catch which remains Ireland’s number one frozen fish brand with a market share over 50%.

Green Isle Gurteen is the largest white fish processor in Ireland, and produces frozen and chilled fish, individually quick frozen fillets and chilled/frozen retail packs for Donegal Catch & retailer own label.

Longford

Green Isle, Ballinalee Road, Lonford Town, Co Longford, Ireland

The Longford site was built in 2000 and acquired by Green Isle in 2001.

Longford produces the Goodfella’s pizza range from the thin and crispy base to the recently launched flat bread base. 

98% of production at the site is for: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrison's, Co-op, Dunnes Stores and Super Valu. Retailer own brand accounts for just 2%of production for Sainsbury's and Dunnes. 750,000 pizzas are produced at this site each week

Naas

IDA Industrial Estate, Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland

The Naas site comprises two bakeries, two topping halls and three packing halls.  The first production line was commissioned at Naas in 1992, with additional lines increasing capacity in 1998 and 2005. 

Naas produces own label and branded frozen pizzas including Goodfella’s and San Marco.

Portumna

IDA Industrial Estate, Portumna, Co Galway, Ireland

The Green Isle Foods site Portumna was formed in 1987 in the west of Ireland. The site is the biggest employer in the area and plays a pivotal role in the local community.

The factory produces frozen pies and pastry products, both own label and branded including Green Isle, Uppercrust and the Galway Pie Company, which was launched in Tesco