Read about Fullwell Mills’ history and achievements since 1990

1990

Fullwell Mill started as a bakery making speciality breads such as organic, rye and sourdough.

2018

We plan to double our current factory and warehouse size and invest further in new packaging equipment.

1992

The company has its roots in focusing on niche customer requests and started producing speciality flapjacks and muesli bars.

1993

We developed the first ever UK energy bar.

1995

We started making flapjacks with fairly traded (before the Fairtrade standard existed) dried fruits and nuts for the, then London based, Tropical Wholefoods brand.

2001

Fullwell Mill and Tropical Wholefoods merged and became the leading independent manufacturer of Fairtrade snacks in the UK.

2002

The company was certified organic.

2003

We achieved BRC accreditation.

2004

Fullwell Mill won the Inner City 100 index prize for the North East, and added 450m2 to our factory.

2005

We developed the first functional snack bar for the Food Doctor, which was sold to Tesco.

2006

Organic dried mango from our partner organization in Burkina Faso were certified Fairtrade.

2007

Almonds from our partner organization in Pakistan were certified  Fairtrade. They went on to be an inclusion within the Ben & Jerrys  ice cream range.

2008

The company started packing organic dried mango, pineapple and banana for Tesco. We were awarded the blue  (highest) rating for Tesco own label production.

2009

We developed a range of Fairtrade fruit bars for Sainsbury’s in conjunction with Comic Relief.

2010

Fullwell Mill won Sainsbury’s own brand supplier award for corporate social responsibility and added another 500m2 to our factory and warehousing units.

2011

Dried pineapple and banana from our partner organization in Uganda was  certified Fairtrade, following on from their organic certification in 2008.

2012

Raisins and almonds from our partner organization in Afghanistan were certified Fairtrade after 5 years of effort.

2013

The company developed a range of flavoured Fairtrade raisins for Sainsbury’s.

2014

We sold £1M of organic products in a year for the first time and developed the UK’s first mainstream paleo bar range.

2015

A new high speed X-ray machine was installed, every bar is now x-rayed in line before packing.

2016

A new sheeting line was installed bringing our production capacity in line with the requirements of larger clients.

2017

Our expanding new product development team helped our clients to launch over 100 new products into markets across the world.

2018

We plan to double our current factory and warehouse size and invest further in new packaging equipment.

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