Being part of a larger buying group and employing nearly 100 local staff from both the Isle of Wight and Southampton, we truly are local but with the purchasing power to rival many stores.
We have been working with the catering trade since our inception in 1947 as a small butcher’s shop in Ryde, owned and run by Harry Ross – the grandfather of one of our Directors, Steve Ross. Steve’s father Colin Ross then joined in 1960 and the business expanded further in 1977 as he developed the working relationship with local caterers. Due to expansion, new premises were opened in Newport in 1983 making way for our current business name Medina Quay Meats Ltd as it was located near the river Medina.
In 1988 Steve joined the family business straight from school and emersed himself in all aspects. Initially focusing on developing and growing the manufacturing side and then the frozen, which is now a major part of what we do. Since 1997 massive changes and developments followed with Caroline Ross joining the growing team, the purchase of additional warehouses, expanding our delivery area which now includes Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas and, one of the biggest moves yet – purchasing our 30,000 sq ft Isle of Wight depot in Newport on the Isle of Wight in 2011. The minute it was signed, we had contractors in immediately to start excavating for the 6,000 cubic metre freezer. We moved everything in over one weekend on November 5th moving approximately 1,000 pallets – it was quite a weekend!
2019 saw a further exciting expansion, with the introduction of our own 28,000 sq ft premises in Millbrook, Southampton. With storage and distribution for ambient, frozen and chilled products, this also serves as a permanent base for a fleet of our vans to operate from, further allowing us to extend our delivery area.
The most recent development for our business is to provide a home delivery service to residents based on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and surrounding areas. Households now have access to over 5,000 products by placing their orders either online, via our app or by telephone. Although this started as a means to assist our local community during a difficult period, as many people struggled to get to the shops or with lack of availability, we received a lot of really positive feedback with many people asking us to retain the service we offer as they were so delighted with us. We’re delighted to be able to continue this service and develop it to meet the needs of our retail customers.
I would like to thank you all for your excellent attention, wonderful quality foods, packing and competitive prices during the past 8 months since I joined you. Special thanks to the cheery, helpful delivery guys, they have been great.
Genuinely grateful for all you’re doing, I am a carer and want to keep out of the busy supermarkets but also you stocked up the vulnerable lady I care for with very essential cleaning products that we were struggling to find so thank you.
Our saviour! Having to start self isolation over a week ago, how to get food has been a worry. As soon as our order was placed a weight was lifted. Setting up an account was quick and easy, delivery driver was efficient and friendly. We can’t thank you enough for offering the home service!
What a fantastic service I received yesterday. Thank you for keeping the island going guys.
Just received our first order! Thank you so much! Very impressed by ease and speed of account set up, ordering, order query via email, delivery and quality of food! Special thanks to delivery driver who went out of his way to ensure we were happy with order and asking how we were whilst maintaining social distancing! Well done to you all on a first class service at a really difficult time! We are also really pleased to be supporting a local business.
These guys are great, not only do they support our mainland business with regular food deliveries but they are also keeping us going at home too. I hope that they will keep this up when it’s all over! One lesson for us all is to support our local business’s as they are the ones who are supporting us when things turned to the worse!!! Well done Medina Foods!!
Medina have always been exceptional. I have dealt with them over the years and most recently they really stepped up in exceptional circumstances so thank you.
Thank you to Medina Foods for keeping our freezer stocked in this odd time! Managed to get all the meat we needed without leaving the house! The driver was also super friendly! 5* service thanks.
Just had our first home delivery! I must say I’m very impressed!! Super fast delivery. And all looks lovely.