Call our order line on: 01387 250533

Units 2 & 3, Block 1
Dumfries Enterprise Park
Tinwald Downs Rd

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Our History

Thomsons Foodservice is a family-owned limited company which has been in the food business since 1987.

Thomsons Timeline

Our History


In 2021 we opened our onsite butchery giving us the flexibility to experiment with new recipe ideas, monitor production and keep up with demand. The introduction of a dry ager is another exciting new addition.

We also launched our online ordering app making it easier than ever for our customers to place orders at any time of the day.


In 2020 we held our second trade show. The business-to-business event at The Cairndale Hotel on February 26 was to highlight Thomsons’ product range to current and potential customers. More than 50 suppliers, including over 20 local and Scottish businesses – one from as far as Orkney – took part, showcasing a wide range of products, from compostable coffee cups, to cakes, cheese, eggs, hotdogs, noodles and ice cream.


In 2019 we won the “Best Family Business” category at the 2019 Dumfries & Galloway Life awards.


In 2018, for the first time, Thomsons hosted trade fair showcasing ranges and services to existing and potential new customers which attracted over 250 people. This event was a first for Dumfries and we continue to hold the event every two years.

In 2018 we received the “Outstanding Small Business Award” from The Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce.


In 2014 Thomsons joined Fairway Foodservice. The buying group membership coincided with a move to a new 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse and in the following 12 months Thomsons Foodservice significantly increased its turnover, largely due to a substantial increase in sales of frozen and ambient produce. By then Dennis’ daughter and Michael’s wife Jackie, a former environmental health officer, had also joined the company and the couple formally took over the reins.


Keen to keep the business in the family, he took on his son-in-law Michael Watt in 2002. Michael introduced computer technology and redeveloped the company’s base but, with no space to further expand, the decision was made to relocate to much larger premises in Dumfries.


Where We Started
Dennis Thomson established Thomsons Foodservice in 1987 selling and delivering mainly fresh meat initially to butchers, shops, hotels and cafes from his van before moving to premises in the centre of Thornhill.

Despite our growth, the company remains family-owned with top quality, efficient, reliable customer service at its heart.

Contact Us

Established in 1987, Thomsons Foodservice remains a family owned supplier of high quality products to the foodservice industry.

Call our orderline on:

01387 250533

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