The Dukeshill Story

1985

  • Company Founded

  • Wiltshire Ham Only  - Run from converted cowshed on farm

1986

  • Introduced Dry Cured York Ham

1989 

  • Introduced Shropshire Black Ham

1992

  • Started selling to top London Food Halls

1997

  • Current owner took over business

1998 

  • Started to supply HM The Queen with Ham

1999 

  • Dukeshill Website launched

  • Introduced Dry Cured Bacon

  • Added limited range of other foods:

  • Stilton, Smoked Salmon, Fruit Cake etc.

  • 10 lines in total

2002

  • Started making Christmas Puddings

  • Added more products to range

  • Chutneys, more Cheeses, Hampers

  • 20 lines

2003  

  • Received Royal Warrant

  • Range continues to grow

  • 30 lines

2005

  • Outgrew cowshed, moved to new purpose-built building

  • Multiple Great Taste Award Gold medals

  • 50 lines

2006

  • Started making Sausages

  • 100 lines

2007 

  • Received SALSA accreditation

  • More puddings introduced

  • Started producing more charcuterie

  • 150 lines

2009

  • Winner of National “Bacon Connoisseurs’ Award”

  • Achieved Organic Accrediation

2011

  • Started producing Salami

  • 200 lines

2012

  • Opened new warehouse to handle customer orders

2015

  • Celebrated 30 years since founding

2016

  • First 100 page catalogue

  • 400 lines

  • New Website launched