Company Mission Statement

To be a genuine partner to our customers, providing perfect solutions to produce a top quality, consistent and commercially viable product for our end consumers.

Interfood in 60 seconds

Interfood was formed in 1999

Interfood is a specialist SOLE distributor in the UK and Ireland for the world's LEADING manufacturers of food processing equipment.

James Sydenham, Mark Bishop & Process Pack International

Food manufacturing, processing and production machinery complemented by ‘Total Processing’ and a full range of service and support that is needed for our customers to get the most out of them.

Number of people: 67
Number of directors: 4
Number of locations: 2
Number of divisions: 7
Number of engineers: 24
Number of food technologists: 1
Group turnover 2018: £30m
Stock holding of spare parts: £9m

Senior Management:
James Sydenham, Group Joint Managing Director & Founder
Mark Bishop, Group Business Development Director, Co-Founder
Rob Unwin, Group Operations Director

Butchery Division
Preparation Division
Curing to Clipping Division
Cooking & Cooling/Pasteurisation Division
Slicing Division
Packing Solutions Division

Mark Bishop

"When we set about founding Interfood, we did so on the premise that the difference between our company and others would be the much higher levels of service and support that we would offer. I earnestly believe that we have carried this ethos throughout the history of the company and that is why we have been successful. To this day, I believe it is what sets us apart and we certainly don’t want to drop the ball now.”

“As we all know, a great reputation is hard won - but easily lost."

Mark Bishop - Group Business Development Director, Co-Founder, Interfood

Jim Sydenham 

"We have always endeavoured to be there for our customers. When producers are taking on new equipment to either improve or extend production, we have assisted in everything from line integration to training operators. An important part of our role is to fully understand production flow for our customers from the beginning of their lines to the end. It’s that simple. For us, it’s not simply about selling, it’s about building good working relationships both for now and the future - and we hope to never forget that.”

James Sydenham - Managing Director, Co-Founder, Interfood

Rob Unwin

"It's always important to have clear control over your factory-floor-based operations, so we ensure that our team are highly trained and equipped with all of the resources they need to provide you with accurate project plans paired with the quality service our customers deserve."

Rob Unwin - Group Operations Director, Interfood

Company Values

At Interfood we have chosen a set of values that represent who we are and how we want to work with each other and our suppliers, customers and the communities we engage with. Our values form the foundation of everything that we do and our success depends on how well we remain true to them in our day-to-day dealings.

Innovative Excellence

We will continually strive to develop excellent products and processes and encourage our people to be the best.

Supply Chain Focus

We will strive for excellence in the quality and consistency of the services we provide and seek to add value to our customers’ businesses.


We will apply strong moral principles such as honesty, trust, decency and fairness in all that we do.


We will always show due regard for the feelings, wishes or rights of others in our day-to-day activities.


We will provide a safe, equal, fair and diverse environment in which to evolve and excel. We will be accountable for our activities, take responsibility for our actions and communicate in a transparent manner at all times.