Eversfield Organic has acquired The Well Hung Meat Company in a move that it says will place it in the top three organic box delivery businesses nationwide.
The deal will see customers benefiting from an extended range of produce, including meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy and cheese, wild fish, bread and baked goods, deli items, award-winning charcuterie and sweet treats – all certified organic and most hailing from the South West.
Geoff Sayers, founding director of the Buckfastleigh-based organic meat company, will become a non-executive director of Eversfield Organic.
The organic market is a challenging arena for producers to survive in financially, however the economies of scale this acquisition brings will help drive profitability
Commenting on the acquisition, Eversfield Organic founder and director, Mark Bury, says: “Geoff and I have always shared similar principles and our values in terms of organic are aligned. We have enjoyed a competitive, but friendly business relationship.
“The increased scale of the consolidated business will give us the strength and breadth within the industry, ensuring we can continue to innovate and provide great organic meat and produce to as many people as possible. The organic market is a challenging arena for producers to survive in financially, however the economies of scale this acquisition brings will help drive profitability.”
Sayers adds: “The Eversfield team is committed and experienced so this is great news for the staff, suppliers and customers of The Well Hung Meat Company. Mark and I both share the same view that the best meat comes from happy, naturally reared animals from traditional breeds. It is, therefore, an entirely logical move for the two companies to become one.”
Pictured: Hamish Bury, Anna Bury and Mark Bury