What We Do

What We Do


•   Specialist Italian food and wine experts.

•   Leading importer, agent and distributor of over 1,500 specialist continental foods, wines, liqueurs & spirits.

•   Sites based in Huddersfield, Newcastle, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

•   Bi-lingual sourcing team based in UK and Italy, working closely with Agency partners to provide best product solutions.

•   Exclusive UK Agency agreements with Blue Chip brands through to niche sector offerings. Dedicated NPD team for innovation and bespoke product solutions.

•   CQS Wine Development Manager and Master of Wine, Nicholas Tatham MW works closely with our buying and sales teams to bring his expert knowledge to the wine selection process helping our sales team recommend the best wines for each of our customers.

•   Product portfolio encompassing Frozen, Chilled and Ambient sectors from catering, retail pack through to bulk ingredient sizes for food manufacturing.

•   Focus on innovation, quality & service.

•   Major Audit Approval from STS Group and food service operators.

•   Blue chip trading partners across Italian and continental food service sector, but also servicing major multiple & independent catering groups, retailers, wholesalers and food manufacturing.

•   CQS owned warehousing, cold storage & logistics. Bonded facilities for 200,000 cases.

•   CQS owned multi-temperature transport fleet comprising over 30 vehicles ranging from 3.5 to 44 ton.

•   Long established business since 1960 with strong capital base and financing.