The history of Paramount 21 Ltd is a story of determination and faith in the future. In 1988 a seafood processing business, owned by Ali Hannaford’s father, was bought by Hillsdown Holdings. Five months later they closed it – putting all the staff out of work, including a 27-year-old Ali.
Founded by Ali Hannaford in 1988, the company was started with an investment of only £3500 some second hand machinery, sheer determination and faith in the future.
The company quickly developed from packing prawns to creating a range of fantastic fishcakes and value added seafood products for the Foodservice Industry.
Within 2 years Paramount was winning awards the first being from BFFF, and many more followed as the range expanded.
The Cornish Seafood Company was brought under the Paramount umbrella in 2010, enabling the company to have a vertically integrated supply chain of West Country produce.
The company has continued to grow with a recent investment in its people, in the factory capabilities and most importantly our production capacity. We have recently refurbished our development kitchens and offices and relaunched our brand with a new corporate identity, new photography and a fresh structured focus on who we are and how we are going to grow.
We are excited about the future of Paramount and have a focused strategy to provide the market with innovative, competitively priced products.