We’re incredibly competitive with a great selection of products and services, yes, but we’re more than that.
From our history and ethics to our community work, charity fundraising and planet friendly commitment, you’ll see from our Mission Statement exactly what buying from Medina means.
IT’S IN OUR GENES
A FAMILY HISTORY
Since Harry Ross opened a small butchers shop in Ryde in 1947, the business has expanded and evolved under the Ross name, with Steve and Caroline Ross at the forefront of the business today. Joining straight from school, Managing Director Steve started out in the butchery and stores and has developed the business model from a butchery to a catering business, with Caroline raising the standards and focusing our drive towards our innovative and ethical future.
Still family owned and run, we have never lost sight of this and continue to create jobs for local, hard working people in our community – some of who have been here for over 30 years! Our Operations Director, Cory, started out as a delivery driver!
BIG ENOUGH TO COMPETE, SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE
As members of the Sterling Super Group we are able to purchase extremely competitively and pass the savings on to our customers. Our butchery and produce departments only offer excellent quality. We are a firm believer in supporting local produce and are members of Wight Marque, which enables us to compete with national companies in a competitive market place.
Medina are accredited by SALSA and also STS, demonstrating that we follow the best practices regarding food safety. We are the Island’s only butchery to receive SALSA certification.
We stay at the top by being at the top, not by beating others down.
We continue to and will always work with a postive work ethic, driving our business forward so that we can employ more hard working, knowledgeable, local people to further support particularly other local manufacturers, producers and growers to keep our economy moving. We endeavour to continue to give back rather than line the pockets of larger corporations, whilst still having the purchasing power to offer our customers the competitive prices but for quality products.
Our ultimate goal is to continue to offer our unrivalled service but in a completely carbon neutral way.
In 2018 we started phasing out polystyrene packaging as we took the decision to supply more ecologically sound packaging, leading the way among foodservice distributors.
We have now set up a new committee charged with reducing the company’s environmental impact, which has meant some changes being implemented in our office to ensure less waste and more efficient use of our resources.
Both depots in both Southampton and the Isle of Wight are covered with solar panels on the roof in order to generate energy.
In our produce department we have looked into the packaging we use and have switched to using paper bags with a compostable film, in order that the products in the bag can be identified.
We currently back fill delivery vehicles so drivers collect produce from local growers during their delivery runs, thus minimising our food miles.
We even have our own forest! By adding the corresponding product code when you purchase from us, we will arrange to have trees planted on your behalf and for contributions to be made to carbon (CO2e) offset projects. Not only this, but you’ll be able to see your trees in our forest, see your name displayed, the species and age of the tree and see a map of where it is actually located in real life.
WE RAISE THOUSANDS EVERY YEAR, FUNDRAISING FOR CHARITY AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS
NOT AFRAID TO GET STUCK IN
From Tough Mudder and golf tournaments…
to defibrillator fundraising and soup kitchen donations…
we continue to raise thousands for local community projects and charities.