Tony joined the family business in 1988 and, following their growing success in supplying fruit and veg to restaurants in London, he transformed Reynolds into a distribution business, prompting a move to Spitalfields Market in 1989.
Today, Tony Reynolds oversees the growth of the business supported by a dynamic management team, who ensure that everyone at Reynolds works with passion and integrity, and that we all deliver the quality of service and care that our customers expect.
The success of Reynolds is built on a foundation of strong family values, and Sarah Reynolds, Tony’s wife, is deeply committed to making sure that the business supports good causes and helps the less fortunate.
Reynolds’ fourth generation, Tom and Nick, are both actively involved in the day-to-day operation of Reynolds, ensuring the continued success of their family run business.
William Reynolds sets up his fruit and vegetable stall at Ridley Road Market, Hackney.
Reynolds starts supplying fruit and veg to restaurants in London and the Home Counties.
William, his son and grandson open a bigger fruit and veg business at the Old Spitalfields Market in Whitechapel.
The Reynolds’ fruit and veg company moves to Spitalfields Market in Leyton.
Reynolds opens its first regional depot in Manchester.
Reynolds opens its second regional depot in Bristol.
Reynolds opens depots in the Midlands and in Scotland, allowing the company to offer next-day deliveries across the UK.
Reynolds opens a 140,000 sq ft temperature controlled national distribution facility in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.
Reynolds launches an extensive dairy and cheese range in response to customer demand.
Reynolds optimises its supply chain through investment in staff and a new IT operating system, providing a solid platform for future growth.
Reynolds opens a new, state-of-the-art development kitchen, to assist customers in designing and delivering innovative menu solutions and bespoke food offers.
Tony Reynolds, Managing Director, is named Business Person of the Year at the Hertfordshire Business Awards.
Reynolds increases its range of Red Tractor Farm Assured fresh fruit, vegetables, salads and dairy products to over 100 items.
Tom Reynolds, William’s great-grandson and the fourth generation of the family to work at Reynolds, joins the team at Waltham Cross.
Reynolds expands its distribution capability in response to demand, with a 70% increase in capacity at Waltham Cross.
Reynolds opens its fifth regional depot in Leeds.
Reynolds opens its sixth regional depot in Bury St Edmunds.
Reynolds opens its seventh regional depot in Gillingham.
REDEMA, the Reynolds purpose-built, handheld driver companion device, is launched.
Carnivore is launched, our specialist butchery division.
Shoal is launched, our specialist fishmonger business. This development, along with Carnivore, is a major step towards Reynolds becoming the go-to chilled food solution for the UK foodservice industry.
Reynolds opens its eighth regional depot in Eastleigh.
Reynolds acquires Solstice, a high-end national greengrocer based in Wimbledon.
Reynolds opens its ninth regional depot in Newbury.
Nick Reynolds, Tony’s youngest son, joins the family business.