PennWhite; Covid-19 Update

A message from our Managing Director.

I wanted to let you know that PennWhite is continuing to work as normally as possible, subject to UK government directives, during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

We've put together a Coronavirus Response Plan and taken measures to ensure we can fulfil our role in the supply chain with minimal disruption to our usual service levels. Our ability to continue to do this may be affected by some factors beyond our control, such as further UK government restrictions and/or global measures taken to fight the pandemic.

We've taken steps to separate key staff from each other where possible and initiated remote working when practical. Around half of our office staff are already working from home and we expect the remainder will be working from home within the next few days.

We've temporarily changed how you can contact us by phone; When you dial our main number (+44 (0)1606 734820) you'll be given the option to "press 1 for UK sales, press 2 for export sales" etc. Your call will then be routed directly to the person you need to speak to, whether they are in the office or working from home. Alternatively, you can email your usual contact directly or use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make general enquiries or to place orders.

As a supplier to the food industry, we have long established hygiene practices in place with numerous hand-sanitising stations and "hands-free" handwash facilities throughout our premises. These will help to protect our staff, their families and the wider population during the pandemic.

The circumstances we all find ourselves in are unprecedented and changing almost by the hour. I believe the steps we have taken are a practical and reasonable response. PennWhite is, in essence, keeping calm and carrying on.


John Whitehead Snr.

23rd March 2020