About Us

The Burden Group is made up of three well-established, dynamic and innovative companies: James Burden, Cavendish Ships Stores and Meat No Veg.

With a heritage at London’s renowned Smithfield Markets stretching back more than 40 years, The Burden Group’s industry-leading reputation is based on sound management, high-quality products and knowledgeable, well trained and motivated staff.

This philosophy has helped us to achieve rapid growth across the group in recent years; The Burden Group has doubled in size in just five years, and now has trading bases in London, Newcastle, Kent, Hampshire. We have been recognized in the Sunday Times HSBC Track 200 programme consecutively in 2013 and 2014 for growth in international sales, ranking an impressive 20th in the UK in 2014.

The Burden Group companies work closely with our suppliers and clients to deliver excellent service. We strive to exceed the expectations of everyone we work with and our highly trained and loyal team achieve this through their insight and understanding of the markets, combined with the group’s strong and secure financial base.

We believe in using old-fashioned values and modern innovative management techniques to deliver a first-class service.

The Burden Group Directors

Trevor Hussey

Trevor started his career in Financial Services before following family tradition to work in the Meat Trade. Joining James Burden in 1987 he rapidly progressed to become Managing Director and, after leading a successful Management Buyout, Group Chairman in 2010.

Stuart Burden

Stuart spent 13 years in the City as a stockbroker and trader before joining the Group, advancing to become Managing Director of Cavendish Ships Stores. Currently, Stuart is helping to diversify the business by developing Cavendish’s exciting new Trading division.

David Kennedy Sloane

David is a Chartered Management Accountant whose career has encompassed working with companies of all sizes, both domestically and internationally. David joined the Burden Group in 2002 and has overseen the subsequent growth and development of the businesses.