Amos Lill began his successful seafood empire in the year 1855, refrigeration as we now know it wasn’t even invented. Deliveries in and around Hull and district, where the business began, were distributed from a different methods changing from horse power to the refrigerated fleet that the business relies on today.
Lill Brothers is now one of the oldest trading businesses in Bradford established in the year 1855, specialising in the finest quality fresh and frozen : fish seafood. Now based in Bradford wholesale market, we serve the catering trade, schools and nursing homes etc.
Our customers are very pleased with our top quality fish, competitive prices and excellent Monday to Saturday delivery service.
Lill Brothers was established in Hull and was taken over by Shakil Rashid when the last of Lill brothers retired. Shakil, Bradford born and bred, was trained by Norman Lill and successfully managed in maintaining the reputation and quality that the Company, was and still is renowned for back in 1855, when the business was founded.
Lill Brothers have faced many changing times through the generations: one of the greatest changes was the company move from Hull to Bradford following the development of the railway which enabled countrywide travel.
Its expansion led to the move of Lill Brothers to new premises, originally Shipley then later, St. James Wholesale Market where it continues trading more that 150 years after it began. The Company’s survival is testimony to its ongoing succes