Our People

Headed up by Phil Coltherd and Darren Leason, the Taylor Foods ‘family’ consists of a great bunch of people with a fantastic, broad range of skills, experience and types of personality; this mix compliments one another and make for a very efficient team.

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Although he wasn’t alive in 1926 Phil has been part of the Taylor Foods team for a long time! With over 20 years at Taylor Foods, Phil offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of fish. Starting out as a shop assistant at Taylor Foods fishmongers Phil went on to become company director.

Phil, “Working at Taylor Foods isn’t like being in a business, it is more like being part of a family! The thing I like best about Taylor foods is that we are the best in our industry and I like to maintain this reputation. My favourite fish is halibut purely because it tastes lush!”

Darren began working at Taylor Foods as Company secretary over 13 years ago. He went on to work as financial controller before taking the reigns alongside Phil as company director.

Darren “I enjoy being part of the Taylor Foods team as every day is different. Having a finance background, I can’t help but enjoy increasing sales! My favourite fish is seabass”

Phil and Darren are supported by a great team at Taylor Foods, all the team sharing the same passion to be the best.

Our sales team offer a wealth of knowledge and experience and are able to assist not only in processing your orders but also advising on menu planning and notifying you of daily specials.

Our filleters are trained and skilled, able to prepare fish and seafood to the customers specifications. They are proud of their profession and take care and effort in their work, ensuring your order is prepared ready for packaging, in top condition.

Our delivery drivers care that your order is on time and delivered carefully in the same manner is was prepared and packaged; many of our drivers even have filleting experience so if a customer has an emergency they can assist!

Join our team

If you’re interested in working for us, give us a call or send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Taylor Foods
19a Elm Rd, West Chirton North Industrial Estate
North Shields, NE29 8SE

Company Reg. Number 04227047

Phone: 0191 2582957
Email: sales@taylorfoods.co.uk

Bidfresh Limited trading as Taylor Foods
Registered in England Number 04227047
VAT Number GB 173 9880 60
Registered office address: Units 10-14, Cedar Way Industrial Estate, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PD


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