Our Story

Today, Traditional Norfolk Poultry is the UK’s leading producer of free range and organic chickens and turkeys – which is a far cry from the small sideline business started by Mark Gorton and his friend David over thirty years ago.

At that time, he had noticed a growing demand for free range poultry from consumers unhappy with the suffering, inferior taste and poor quality of intensively reared poultry.

Starting with just 12 Christmas turkeys grown on a traditional free range, corn fed system, their tiny operation was an immediate success.

In fact, it was not long before TNP – as it soon became known – had also started growing free range chickens and organic chickens.

Over the years the business has continued to expand, so that today major retailers, world famous restaurants and other blue chip firms are among its impressive list of customers.

Yet TNP remains as true to its roots now as when it was founded – with the emphasis still firmly on producing free range chickens and turkeys, and organic free range chickens and turkeys, to the highest possible welfare standards.

Click the arrow to hear from our Founder and Managing Director Mark Gorton.