DL Foods, established in 2012 in Preston, Lancashire, specialises in the procurement and supply of raw meat across the UK and Europe.
Our primary focus is on fostering long-lasting relationships between our customers and suppliers, acting as an extension of our customers' buying departments. Partnerships are at the core of our business, encompassing our customers, suppliers, and transport partners. Our main areas of expertise include manufacturing meat, pet food proteins, and providing both fresh and frozen products.
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Our Values

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Expertise

Our clients derive the utmost benefit from our extensive knowledge base. With decades of combined experience in the meat industry, our team brings unparalleled expertise to every partnership.
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Buying
As a comprehensive procurement specialist for proteins, we offer a one-stop solution for all your needs. We aspire to be more than just a supplier — we aim to be your strategic buying partner, freeing you to concentrate on the growth of your business.
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Dependable
Our long-standing relationships with suppliers ensure a seamless and consistent meat supply, maintaining the highest quality standards without fail.

Why Choose Us?

DL Foods empower ambitious, forward-moving enterprises by supporting their growth journey.
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We aim to ensure a seamless, consistent supply of approved products, freeing you from the complexities of procurement and the risks it may entail. Our expertise in market dynamics makes us your trusted partner, guiding you through informed decisions as you elevate your business.
Meet our team of dedicated professionals.
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Lee Dalziel
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Lee founded the business in 2012 who initially entered the sector as a consultant from ground zero. His expertise in the sector stretches to all manufacturing beef and lamb and most recently developing our pet food clientele since 2016.

The business now stands well in the sector as a valued partner to some of the larger pet food processors of raw and dry meals.

Lee is very much involved in the business day to day and there is no place he would rather be… apart from Barcelona.

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Michelle Dalziel

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Michelle joined us in 2021 after some convincing to leave her career in the Toy industry in the licensing team for 8 years. her role with us was a key step to have that solid backbone to allow Lee to focus on building a sales team. A quick learner and action taker no messing, and to top it off she’s a dog and cat lover … who knew you could love both?!
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Joanne Harding
SALES MANAGER
Joanne arrived in 2021 bringing a wealth of experience of 11 years in food processing and freeze drying businesses. Joanne will be managing our clients in the manufacturing sector and ready meals, and all else in between. Preference of Tea before Coffee but no ones perfect.
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Holly Dalziel

COMPANY SECRETARY

Holly, though part-time, is perhaps the most efficient member of our team, consistently putting us all to shame. She handles the day-to-day personal assistant duties for both Lee and Michelle, managing all the small but vital tasks that keep everything running smoothly. Outside of our company, Holly channels her creativity into the wedding dress industry. She also balances this with being a devoted mum to two girls and caring for their new four-legged family member, Winnie.

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Rachel Hall
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Rachel joined us in 2022 to support the team and Michelle with our plan for growth in the next 5 years. Rachel will be responsible for everything from deliveries, planning orders, marketing support and all else that keeps the cogs working. We look forward to what else she can bring to the business.
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See how we can support your business with terms that fit your businesses needs. 
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Latest News

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21 Jun, 2024

Red meat trade bonus hopes as EU livestock numbers shrink

Early year beef export figures are up- and there could be more to come as latest statistics indicate an internal decline in EU red meat production, according to Hybu Cig...
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21 Jun, 2024

‘What’s in it and why?’ How ‘educated’ consumers are shaping the plant-based meat market

Consumers are paying more attention to what’s on their plate, including when it comes to plant-based meat. The more they query ingredients lists, processing methods, and nutrition profile, the more...
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29 Mar, 2024

Office Move

We are settling into our new home at DL Foods Ltd in Barton, Lancashire. If you are nearby or close to us, there is always good coffee and snack being...
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29 Mar, 2024

DL Foods Unveils Fresh New Branding to Reflect Core Values and Modern Identity

DL Foods is excited to announce the launch of its new branding, a dynamic update designed to better represent our core values; expertise, buying and dependable. This rebranding initiative is...
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