A Little History

In May 1995 Direct Meats Ltd was founded by third generation local farmer Martin Blackwell. Coming from a large farming family in North Essex, with a passion for quality meat Martin recognised a gap in the market for a specialist meat provider.

Direct Meats is wholly owned by Martin and Linda Blackwell and since opening at Knights Farm in Chappel Direct Meats has ergonomically grown. Martin is a family man and both his sons are involved within the business. As a company family is important; not only are team members offered flexible working hours, staff can also purchase meat and dry goods at a discounted rate for personal use. Martin has often gone above and beyond to help with personal matters where he can.

Direct Meats has come a long way since it first began, initial customers ranged from local pubs and bistro’s to Michelin Star restaurants. Over the years the markets have expanded and now include restaurants across the whole of the UK, with a strong presence in London, wholesale, private retail, delicatessens and the export market.


We operate in over 17 countries globally, with a sophisticated delivery network, a large fleet of vehicles, and a team of passionate professionals to propel us. 

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