Our History

RayGray Snacks Ltd, started back in 1995 when Graham Jebb and Ray Hipkiss started production of pork snacks in Rugeley, Staffordshire.

With over 50 years of trade experience behind them, Graham, Ray and their specialist team developed a range of great tasting pork scratchings, crackling and pork crunch.

Primarily, customers were the licenced trade and van sales operations but as time went by the retail trade became big customers too.

Our aim has always been to deliver every one of our customers with a consistently high quality product, reasonably priced and with a friendly, customer focused approach.

As a result, RayGray Snacks has an excellent reputation as one of the largest producers of pork snacks in the UK. In addition to producing our own brand of pork snacks we also produce private & own label pork snacks for many well-known household brands.

Ray has now retired but Graham remains proudly at the helm, driving the business forward & as a result, year on year the business growth continues to go from strength to strength with innovative product idea’s and always ensuring we supply great tasting snacks.

We’ve been accredited to SALSA food standards since 2009 and we’re proud to continuously achieve & retain a 5 star rating following inspections from the local EHO.
‘We’re dedicated to building strong and lasting relationships with our customers, large and small and work tirelessly to deliver a great product and to exceed our customers expectations’ says Managing Director, Graham Jebb.

RayGray Snacks Timeline

1995
1995
1995

RayGray Snacks commences business in one unit in Riverside Industrial Estate, Power Station Rd, Rugeley – products are cooked, packed and our first few customers supplied – all of whom remain.

1996
1996
1996

Moved to larger premises on the same site as production increases

1997
1997
1997

First member of office staff recruited, book keeper – June Evans (now retired)

2000
2000
2000

5 years trading – expansion of product range and customer base – exceptional growth

2004
2004
2004

Changed to a limited company – RayGray Snacks Ltd

2008
2008
2008

First BIG supermarket supplied with pork crackling and apple sauce dipping pot – TESCO

2009
2009
2009

SALSA Food Accreditation – we were one of the first companies to be audited by the newly formed BRC subsidiary.

2011
2011
2011

Talks begin with Tom Parker Bowles, Matthew Fort and Rupert Ponsonby to develop premium brand Mr Trotters

2012
2012
2012

Worked with Jamie Oliver’s team to supply pork crackling to his restaurants

2014
2014
2014

We invest in the purchase of the buildings we operate in and undergo a large scale refurbishment.

2016
2016
2016

we start our relationship with Walsall FC, MD Graham’s home team, which we continue to sponsor to this day. Approached by celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge to develop and launch his pork crunch range.

2017
2017
2017

Ray retires from RayGray Snacks.