Shaws are the oldest family owned, chutney making business in Yorkshire and one of the oldest in the country. George Shaw founded Shaws Relish Works with his two sons, Walter and Vincent in 1889. They built up the family business through an array of products including relishes, jams and pickles, marrowfat peas and baking powder.
Now proudly celebrating their 130th anniversary this year (2019), Shaws continues to grow in a steady, sustainable way to pass on to future generations. Run by a passionate and caring team who are all involved in making the best products they can, including 5th generation Matthew Shaw as chairman and 6th generation Annie Shaw as graduate trainee.
Shaws buys British ingredients and packaging where possible. Such as British sugar and British glass but in this international economic climate they do look elsewhere for some raw materials as there is still not a viable Mango harvest in Yorkshire!
Their core products total nine chutneys and relishes, made to original recipes, across two ranges: The Heritage Collection, which supply delicatessens, and the Everyday Range, found in most Yorkshire branches of the main supermarkets and nationwide through Morrisons.
With an eye on the future they have just reformulated their Caramelised Red Onion chutney and will be launching a Smoky Chilli Jelly before Christmas.
Matthew Shaw, Shaws Chairman (and life-long town fan and season ticket holder):
“We are surprised and delighted to receive the Huddersfield Town and Lucas Lee Shooting Starts award.
“In recognition of Shaws 130 years of manufacturing in Huddersfield. The history of Shaws is one of grit, vision and resourcefulness, very much like the football team!
“Shaws is dyed-in-the-wool Huddersfield, to use an apt phrase. Even the gates of the factory were once those of the Old Market Hall, which were rescued in 1971.”
Sean Jarvis, Commercial Director of Huddersfield Town, added
“It’s great to see a family business in the centre of Huddersfield continue to grow and adapt over the years – 130 years is very impressive.
“It was a pleasure to meet Matthew and Lesley, and I wish the Shaws family and all the team the very best for the future”
If you’d like to find out what makes Shaws award winning you can meet the Shaws team and try the range at the BBC Good Food Show, NEC, Birmingham 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2019.
You can also find out more about their history and their products by clicking HERE.