A long and proud history

Richard of Howden Ltd was founded by Ryzard Skowronek in 1961, a Polish soldier who served in the tank regiment during WW2. After food rationing Ryzard started life in Howden.

As the company developed it outgrew its original home in Howden and in 1980 relocated to Goole, the current site of the abattoir now. Ryzard bought and upgraded the existing abattoir from the local authority.

In 1990 the business was taken over by his son, Richard, who continued to up grade the site to EC regulations. The business has continued to expand and thrive ever since.