About us

A recipe for success...

We’re proud of our north eastern heritage and for over six decades have been passionate about creating our own selection of the finest quality products; we manufacture all from our purpose built site. Since 1953, each Dicksons’ recipe has carried our unique signature style – attention to detail, a respect for tradition and a taste for the new.

Over three generations our business has grown to more than 30 shops and we’re now the region’s largest family owned provider of meat and food products.

Quality ingredients, delicious recipes made with love and care, and a genuine sense of community; it’s our recipe for success

Our heritage

1st generation
1st Generation

Husband & Wife, Michael Irwin & Helen Dickson

1953
1953

M.I.Dickson opens first shop

1950-56
1950-56
Their children Christine, Michael & Dorothy are born
1956
1956
Tom Dickson joins the family business working in the Prince Edward Road shop
1960
1960
Fowler Street shop opens
1966
1966
After the premature death of Michael Irwin Dickson, Christine takes over the business while Michael Jnr learns the butchery side
1970s
1970s
Wallsend shop opens
1978
1978
Business celebrates 25th anniversary
1981
1981

All production moved to first factory

1992
1992

Dicksons move to purpose built factory

2003
2003

Christine & Michael celebrate 50th year of family business

2008
2008

Family council formed

2010
2010

Coutts Award 'UK Family Business'

2013
2013

Diamond Jubilee visit by Princess Anne

2016
2016
Chris Hayman becomes Managing Director, as Michael Dickson semi retires becoming Chairman

Our Socials

Take five minutes to enjoy one of our tasty barista coffees today.
Lattes, cappuccinos, or just a simple Americano ... we've got plenty to choose from.

#coffeetime #northeast #takeabreak

It's the start of a new week!
What are we all having for lunch today?
Why not try one of our new ham and cheese baguettes.
It's a classic combo!

Ah it's Sunday, a day of rest!
Take it easy and have one of our steak pies with some veg and gravy at home. No need to spend hours on a roast!
Perfection!

#sundaysnacks #pielovers

What's on your essential picnic list?
There has to be a pork pie, or three, for us.
Maybe, a bit of pickle too.
What do you folks like?

#picnicseason #pielovers #tastylunch

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