Nationwide Produce PLC is one of the largest, longest established, and most diverse produce companies in the UK.
What do we do? Well, just about everything in fresh produce. We grow it, we grade it, we pack it, we trade it, we import, and we export.
Nationwide Produce started life as Bernard O’Malley & Sons, in Lancashire, back in 1975. So, we’ve been in business for nearly 50 years and we’re still a family-run and family-owned business.
Group turnover for the financial year 2022-23 was a record £177m. Our customers are in every sector of the market; food service, catering, processing, wholesale, export, and retail – and want to be able to buy a full range of vegetables, fruit and exotics from around the world every day. We provide this service to over 1,000 customers throughout Europe, every day of the year.
Whether you’re a caterer or a processor; whether you require potatoes or pomegranates – we’re here to serve you!
Nationwide opens its doors
Spalding Office opens
Broadacre Foods established
Vitaal Europe is launched
Vitaal Exotics Division launched
Vitaal Europe Emmen Office opens
Solvit Handling division launched
Vitaal Fruit is launched
New Business and Office in Dublin
Meet the Board
Through continuous growth and development, the Nationwide Group has been able to record an increase in turnover from £2.5m in 1988 to £177m in 2023.
Along the way, the Group has won many accolades including the Independent newspaper award three years running as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK, the Fresh Produce Consortium Award, and the Sunday Times export award no less than three times.
“We have recently been certified as A Great Place to Work, with 90% of employees saying when you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome. The most important part of the survey is it highlights areas of improvement, ensuring we continue to create the best employment environment possible for the Nationwide Produce team.”
Tim O’Malley – Group Managing Director
If I wasn’t in produce I’d like to be….. managing my much beloved Everton FC
Group Managing Director
If I wasn’t in produce I’d like to be…. a better golfer by day and a restaurant reviewer for The Sunday Times at night!
Group Director & MD Nationwide
If I wasn’t in fresh produce I’d like to be…..a beer taster!
If John could go back in time: Concert at the MK Bowl back in 1986.
Simple Minds, The Bangles, The Cult, The Waterboys among others.
Blazing hot, cold beer, a few chums.
If I wasn’t in fresh produce I’d like to return to being a professional Jockey, although I wasn’t very successful at it.
If I wasn’t in produce I’d like to be….Sales Director for the Tourist Board of my home town Grimsby – easiest job in the World!!
If I wasn’t in fresh produce I’d like to be….. finding a cure for gout!
MD Vitaal Europe
If I wasn’t in fresh produce I’d like to be…..the owner of Matalan so I could buy even cheaper clothes.
If I wasn’t in fresh produce I’d like to be…. a marathon runner… despite the fact I’ve been doing it for years and my knees are shot!
Group Financial Director
What four items would you take to a desert island? No question!
Solar panel, big TV, satellite and my Real Betis t-shirt, Go Betis!
MD Nationwide Espana
If I wasn’t in fresh produce… I would of liked to add to my Four Rugby Union Caps for Tanzania
Divisional MD Vitaal Evesham
If I wasn’t in fresh produce…
I would like to run for prime minister
Sales and Procurement Director