Specialist fresh and chilled foods wholesaler Swithenbank Foods has opened a depot just outside London in a move that will save the company an estimated half a million food miles a year.

The 20,000 sq ft facility will supply Swithenbank's catering customers in London and around the M25. All produce was previously taken to Swithenbank's site in Bradford, before being delivered around the country.

The site in Enfield was originally a depot operated by foodservice wholesaler 3663, Swithenbank's parent company. It has been upgraded to include a new £130,000 temperature-controlled refrigeration plant. It also

features a ripening room.