Sterling Meat Company

Adam Husband
Senior Investment Executive

“The cash injection received from the investment is helping us to realise our growth ambitions and bring our brands and products to a wider audience of consumers.”

Howard Lomax, Operations Director, Sterling Meat Company 

Sterling Meat Company bolstered its growth after securing a £500,000 investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

The Manchester-based company operates under two brands; Meat Mart and Sterling Foods to Go and is run by experienced meat entrepreneur Tom Cribbins. Meat Mart is a dedicated high street butchers store brand, offering a quality range of fresh meats, frozen food and ready to eat pies and sandwiches. Additionally, Sterling Foods to Go are high street shops, offering hot and cold food to go.

The business planned to use the funding to scale its North of England customer base with the opening of two new Sterling Food to Go Stores in Middleton and Doncaster, while increasing its headcount by creating 20 new jobs. The investment also supported the firm’s capital expenditure and working capital needs.

The first NPIF investment phase has now completed with the British Business Bank launching the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II in March 2024.