The Company

Leading Supplier of Dried FruitEstablished since 1926, Demos Ciclitira Ltd is one of the leading importers and packers of dried fruit and natural foods in the UK. The company maintains offices in London at Capitol House, Leman St., and has a purpose built packing facility in Braintree, Essex, which trades under the name of George Harker and Co. Ltd.

Our key strengths are that we purchase direct from the producing countries, and have strong links with the world’s best producers of dried fruits and pulses, in some cases built up over several generations. The company has a wealth of specialist knowledge, particularly with dried fruits, and is a name known throughout the world for this product. We have a young and enthusiastic team who are keen to look after customers, large and small.

The company holds stock of dried fruit, cereals and pulses, and is able to deliver rapidly to customers in the UK. In addition to producing retail packs, we also supply products in bulk to the food industry, including bakers, breakfast cereal manufacturers, biscuit companies, mincemeat, Christmas pudding and jam producers.

We have our own BRC accredited factory, George Harker & Co in Braintree, Essex where we can clean, chop, mix and package products to specific requirements, either by hand or machine. We specialise in the sale of figs and dates at Christmas to a whole range of customers, including the world famous Eat Me brand dates. We also have our own retail brands, Demos and George Harker, and can provide a complete service for ‘own label’ requirements from conception, sourcing, design, and packaging, through to final delivery.

We are organically certified and a founding member of the National Dried Fruit Trade Association (NDFTA). For more information about the heritage of our company, see the History Section.



We are key members of the Nut & Dried Fruit Trade Association. The Association is an internationally renowned organisation representing the interests of its members in the UK.


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