GT Produce was formerly known as Gilbert Thompson, a 4th generation fruit and veg wholesaler we are based at the Yorkshire produce centre. The business was started by Gilbert Thompson from premises in George Street which then formed part of Leeds Kirkgate Market, we’re proud that today many of our customers are traders in that same market.
The family tradition continued, Gilbert’s son Clifford joined the business, then Clifford’s sons David and Michael and today the company is run by David’s sons Richard and Daniel. The business moved in 1965 to the new wholesale market on Pontefract lane, just a few meters from our current, purpose built, site.
We have a team of specialists who source produce from around the world, as well, of course, as from growers throughout the UK. GT Produce supply a variety of different customers, secondary wholesalers, food service companies, retailers, farm shops and contract caterers, we also supply over 300 schools through our contract with Leeds City Council.
In 2012 GT Produce was named Wholesaler of the Year at the ReFresh Awards.
GT Produce are members of Deliciously Yorkshire and also of Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.