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The S&J Group
Mission Statement


The company was formed in Glasgow, in 1918 by John Scobie & John Junor.  Initially, the sole trade was in Herbs and Spices.

During the 1950's, the business was bought by John Bryce and John Wicklow.  They were followed in the 60's by second generations of both families.

The 70's saw the purchase of 2 further seasoning manufacturers, and a first venture into elastic meat netting.

In the 80's SCOTnet was launched, winning the Queens Award for Export along the way.  We export to over 50 countries, and are now one of the worlds largest producers.

The 1990's saw the retirement of Iain Bryce, and the joining of a 3rd generation of Wicklows. 

At the turn of the century, the Group continued expanding with an acquisition of Dutch netting producer Anka. 

2002 we set up the only on line site for butchers to buy their supplies. This has been a great success with double digit growth every year. You can see the site at

2003 we entered into a joint venture technology swap gaining the equipment and experience to establish a thermoforming plant for bone protection.

2004 we embrace the latest information technology into our operational business models, launching our on-line account access, allowing the larger customers to place and track their orders 24/7.

2006 we expanded into new premises at 1 Singer Road, East Kilbride, allowing us to consolidate 3 sites into one. 87,000 square feet on an 8 acre site gave us the headroom to cope with the growth we were experiencing.

2007 we established a presence in southern Ireland, with a base near Dublin. This gave us a great footing to launch all of our products directly into the Irish market.

2008 saw the commissioning of a brand new blending facility for herbs and spices in East Kilbride. With a capacity of 1500mt this gave us a manufacturing capability in house.

2009 the Group acquired an Austrian meat netting business. Consolidation of the Dutch and now Austrian meat netting production in East Kilbride makes that site one of the largest and most competitive in the world. More information can be found at

2010 a specialised organic division is born. Focusing on blending organic herbs and spices, more information can be found at

2011 the Group purchased Foodmaker Ltd from The Solae Company, part of the DuPont Group.  Foodmaker is a specialist in dry blending of herbs and spices. Based in Corby, England, it is ideally suited for servicing the food sector in the UK.  More information can be found at

In 2013 we established our own branch office in Southern Ireland. Located at Unit A3 at the M7 Business Park in Nass, near Dublin, it is ideally suited to service butchers and processors in the Republic.

Our innovation, attention to detail and consistent execution of our customers requirements are complemented by the company tag line -  Adding Value to Food, which captures the mission of the Scobie and Junor group.  A major part of our success is built on providing our customers with a level of service and a range of quality assured products that is second to none.

S&J is one of the UK largest privately owned companies in its sector, with operations in Scotland, Northern and Southern Ireland, and of course now England.  Specialising in supplying the food industry with the finest ingredients, the most innovative packaging and the most dependable machinery available throughout the world!

In 2015 We gained BRC V7 at Foodmaker. Grade A of course. We also purchased the building at Nass for our Southern Ireland business, setting down long term roots in that market.

2016 We acheived BRC AA standard at the Foodmaker site, the highest award possible for quality.
We also hired our own development chef, taking our offeing of Adding Value to Food to the next level.

Scobie and Junor
East Kilbride: 01355 237041 | Belfast: 02890 841 025 | Naas: 1800 30 1919

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