Fullwell Mill started as a bakery making speciality breads such as organic, rye and sourdough.
The company has its roots in focusing on niche customer requests and started producing speciality flapjacks and muesli bars.
We developed the first ever UK energy bar.
Fullwell Mill and Tropical Wholefoods merged and became the leading independent manufacturer of Fairtrade snacks in the UK.
The company was certified organic.
We achieved BRC accreditation.
Fullwell Mill won the Inner City 100 index prize for the North East, and added 450m2 to our factory.
We developed the first functional snack bar for the Food Doctor, which was sold to Tesco.
Organic dried mango from our partner organization in Burkina Faso were certified Fairtrade.
Almonds from our partner organization in Pakistan were certified Fairtrade. They went on to be an inclusion within the Ben & Jerrys ice cream range.
The company started packing organic dried mango, pineapple and banana for Tesco. We were awarded the blue (highest) rating for Tesco own label production.
We developed a range of Fairtrade fruit bars for Sainsbury’s in conjunction with Comic Relief.
Fullwell Mill won Sainsbury’s own brand supplier award for corporate social responsibility and added another 500m2 to our factory and warehousing units.
Dried pineapple and banana from our partner organization in Uganda was certified Fairtrade, following on from their organic certification in 2008.
Raisins and almonds from our partner organization in Afghanistan were certified Fairtrade after 5 years of effort.
The company developed a range of flavoured Fairtrade raisins for Sainsbury’s.
We sold £1M of organic products in a year for the first time and developed the UK’s first mainstream paleo bar range.
A new high speed X-ray machine was installed, every bar is now x-rayed in line before packing.
A new sheeting line was installed bringing our production capacity in line with the requirements of larger clients.
Our expanding new product development team helped our clients to launch over 100 new products into markets across the world.
We plan to double our current factory and warehouse size and invest further in new packaging equipment.