Laidler’s was founded in 1913 by James William Shell, Harry’s great grandfather. He started the business when he took over a market garden in New Hartley, Northumberland.
When the World War l broke out, Harry’s great grandfather fought for king and country, seeing action in the battlefields of The Somme. Back home, the family stuck to their guns building up Laidler’s reputation in the community.
The business stayed within the family, firstly being passed on to Harry’s grandfather James William Laidler and then to Harry’s father James Henry Laidler.
Harry has now turned his full attention to providing the finest produce British Farms have to offer to the whole UK. From their premises in Northumberland where they have been since 1979, Harry will send out only the finest cuts of British cattle to the most discerning of customers.
Their new online platform is a far cry from the days of the horse and cart, but as with every change in the markets the Laidler’s have been there to change with it.