Fresh Chicken

Wholesale Meat Suppliers

The Peter Thompson Group Ltd. established 1982

  • Excellence in customer service to wholesale and retail sectors
  • Flexibility in catering for diverse products and requirements
  • Dedicated nationwide delivery network
About PTG
Our Products and Suppliers
Our Customers
Our Team

The Peter Thompson Group is a leading national food service distributor which has been successfully supplying the trade industry for over 30 years.

We source the very best fresh meat and poultry for our customers and aim to provide them with a dedicated and personal service. We collaborate with a diverse customer base from street food start-ups to large national retailers. With our wealth of experience and flexibility to provide all manner of products, we're confident that we are able to service your requirements.

We aim to share our knowledge and advise you on your purchasing options to ensure you receive the right product at a price that suits you. With a constantly changing market, we will always provide guidance on market trends and outlooks to aid future planning.

We’re proud of the strong partnerships we’ve built with our long-standing suppliers over many years of trading. This mutual support enables us to provide our customers with a reliable service, delivering consistently on the highest standards of quality whilst staying competitive in the international market place.

To source and supply with integrity is our company priority. To honour this we frequently carry out visits and inspections with our suppliers to ensure that the production methods and facilities meet and often exceed our high standards and those of the UK and EU. Food safety is at the heart of what we do and offering full traceability on all of our products is one of the ways in which we give our customers complete confidence in our supply chain.
While we specialise in poultry, we have an extensive range of other products to offer. We have the flexibility to cater for specific preferences and requirements such as:

  • Cooked, fresh or frozen products (specialising in fresh poultry) 
  • Product provenance
  • Portion variations (including skinless, boneless)
  • Calibrated products
  • Preparation methods such as Halal
  • Varying types of welfare and feed (e.g. free-range, organic, barn-raised, corn-fed)
  • Value-added products


We have a wide range of clients operating in various sectors of the food industry. Our priority is to provide a personal and dedicated service to each and every one of our customers.


We relish the challenge of retail – something we have being doing for well for over 100 years. Our Harvest brand is available across a complete range of chicken, turkey and duck, and has been prevalent in the multiple retail and corner-shop sectors alike. Thompsons of Smithfield offers a range of fresh poultry and meat products offering predominantly British provenance. If a private label is preferred you can be assured that the product will be produced to exacting specifications which match your requirements.


This is an area in which we particularly excel extending our reach through major national accounts, catering butchers and regional distributors. Our products are consistent and competitive. With an unrivalled supply chain we have the ability to cope with large volumes and seasonal variations, specialising in Christmas produce.


We offer solutions for bespoke and premium items and the outsourcing of raw material. Our experience and vast production resources provide an economical solution enabling you to concentrate on areas where it can best add value. Our flexible approach and market knowledge helps to create winning formulae for your end products.


We are a small team with a big reach. Many of us are celebrating over 20 years of working with the Peter Thompson Group and each of us are proud to contribute our various skills, backgrounds and areas of expertise to benefit the team and, most importantly, our customers.

The team is led by founder Peter Thompson’s son Stuart who follows his father and generations before with a wealth of experience in butchery, market-trading, poultry farming, import and wholesale. This breadth of experience has allowed Stuart an insight into the challenges his customers face and is therefore well-equipped to offer applicable solutions on a wide scale. As a proud member of the Worshipful Company of Butchers, he is active in upholding the traditions of the meat industry while playing his part in contributing to the government of the City of London.

Peter Thompson Group Sales Team

We are open to all new business and enquiries. Please get in touch with us to discuss your options.


Food safety is a priority at our premises in Smithfield Central Markets. We source with integrity and conduct all business with the same attention to detail. As an organisation we run a full HACCP food safety system  and have approval by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to operate under EU hygiene regulations complying with both national and European current standards.

We continually look for ways to improve our operations and packaging to minimise wastage in order to become a more sustainable business. We encourage our customers to join us in our endeavours by taking guidance from Comply Direct and their "Recycling Room", to which we subscribe. Advice is made available for consumers looking to become more environmentally friendly by following the adage "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle". 

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If you are local to Smithfield you would be welcome to visit us to collect or we can deliver to you with our own fleet of refrigerated vehicles, depending on quantity or order value.

If you are further afield we are able to make national daily deliveries of fresh or frozen product through our chosen transport service partners, who provide a reliable and efficient delivery service.