Brothers Harry and Jim White opened their first shop in Ewell, Surrey, in 1935. Successful pig farmers, they sold the tastiest pork in the county. With a shared passion, they set about creating the best sausage money could buy, using an old family recipe handed down from their father. News of their tasty new sausages (Surrey’s and Traditional Pork) soon spread, and families travelled miles to queue down the street to buy them.
In the early 1970s, Harry and Jim hung up their aprons and Jim’s son, Graham, took over the business. Born and bred on the family’s sausages, and every bit as passionate as his father and uncle.
In good company
Former Saturday boy, Chris Price, became Managing Director in the late 1990s. A White in all but name, Chris was already very much part of the family, having joined the company at the age of 13. In 1988, Porky Whites became available in Selfridges Food Hall. From 1990, they were served on Concorde, to British Airway’s First Class passengers, and on Virgin Upper Class. By 2008, all three of Graham’s daughters — Carla, Fran and Alix — had joined the business. They had all grown up with Porky Whites, and had worked in the shop with their father and grandfather.