In 2013, Rick Bestwick, based in Chesterfield became the first part of the Magnavale Group, which brought together several like-minded operations to achieve the critical mass necessary to meet the challenges of today’s food industry. Later additions to the Magnavale Group were Via Coldstores (with a modern coldstore facility in Scunthorpe), the Warrington business of Cold Move, and the Liverpool site (which includes an automated store) formerly run by the Frederick ice-cream company.

In 2016, the Magnavale Group took the decision to operate its sites at Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Warrington and Liverpool under one brand, Rick Bestwick – a brand with a 30-year legacy in UK cold storage and synonymous with being a pioneer of technology and bringing bespoke solutions to the food industry.

From October 2017, Colin Taylor took the helm as our new Chief Executive, instituting company wide changes and initiatives that have enabled us to grow and development as a company to provide continuously better service for our customers.