Macdonald Henderson is pleased to have advised the partners of Morrisons Foodservice, the 60-year old Scottish family business and suppliers to the catering trade, on the disposal of the business to UK food service providers T Quality.

The transaction will see Morrisons Foodservice operate as a T. Quality division in Scotland going forward.

The acquisition is part of T. Quality’s ongoing investment in its delivery network to help it cope with increasing demand and will aid in the development of new product ranges, allowing increased product from that which is currently offered.

T. Quality, who have been trading for over 100 years, supply fish and chip shops with all the food solutions they require, ranging from frozen fish and meat products to packaging and cleaning products and much more.

Now operating with 10 branches in Swindon, Bovey Tracey, Darlington, Avonmouth, Swansea, Peterborough, Birmingham, Leeds, Bridlington and Staplehurst. T. Quality will soon open an 11th outlet in the coming weeks in Portsmouth.

Mike Crees, Managing Director of T. Quality said: “We are delighted to be able to finally announce the acquisition of Morrisons Foodservice.

We will be opening a new depot in the coming months however we will be immediately working from the current Morrisons site on Earl Haig Road in Glasgow.

The acquisition of Morrisons Foodservice is a game changer for how we will operate in Scotland and really is an exciting opportunity for T. Quality.

We will be able to add further capacity to our operation which will see us deliver to the whole of Scotland but will also help to enhance customer service levels with increased delivery dates.

We look forward to working with everyone at Morrisons from current employees to customers and suppliers.”

About Macdonald Henderson, Mr Gary Morrison, Managing Director of Morrisons Foodservice commented:

“I wish to offer my personal thanks to you for the extremely professional service and guidance which was given.

Hilary (Malone) and Ian (Anderson) provided great support to the family throughout the process, and are a credit to Macdonald Henderson. May I take this opportunity to wish you all continued success for the future. Many thanks!”

We are pleased to have advised the Morrisons family on this milestone transaction, and wish the combined business, management team and all stakeholders every success for the future.