First Grade International is a leading supplier of high quality food ingredients to UK and International food, drink and cosmetic manufacturers
First Grade International was launched in 2003, however it was built on foundations that date back to the 1970’s. We are fortunate to have a fantastic heritage of experience throughout the business.
First Grade International remains unique, originally specialising in coconut, therefore coconut runs through the veins of our business. We have a comprehensive portfolio of coconut ingredients. We have since been actively growing our range and knowledge to include a wide variety of dried fruit products, tree fruits, cocoa, chocolate, nuts and dairy alternatives.
We have a highly qualified Quality Department that makes certain our ingredients are thoroughly checked to ensure they meet all the current legislation. We have been careful to build a team of professionals who have been trained to seek out the highest quality sources of supply and build up partnerships with like minded suppliers so we can guarantee high quality products, at competitive prices that are delivered on time, every time.
The majority of our staff receive comprehensive in-house training to the highest quality, so they have the skills and knowledge it takes to run a sophisticated business such as our own. Over 25% of our staff has in excess of 10 years’ service.
We are proud of the producers we represent as well as the quality accreditations we have won such as BRC Grade A for Agents and Brokers.