February 11, 2019
Rick Bestwick can now offer its customers a fully automated date-coding solution, making the process of applying sell-by and use-by dates to products easier, faster, more hygienic and reducing the cost risk posed by variations in the price and availability of labour.
February 04, 2019
Leading temperature-controlled storage company Magnavale have agreed a new funding package with Yorkshire Bank to help finance the growth the company is seeing. After a year of rapid growth, the group have increased sales by 35% in the last 12 months and have further plans for expansion over the next 3 years which will ensure that the current trajectory continues.
December 10, 2018
Christmas and food go hand in hand. Turkey, sprouts, mince pies – it just wouldn’t be Christmas without our festive favourites. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Rick Bestwick, as always, is integral in getting products on supermarket shelves and ultimately on your dinner table!
August 06, 2018
As customer confidence and the business as a whole grow under the leadership of CEO, Colin Taylor and Founder and Co-Owner Stuart Hancock Rick Bestwick invest in their staff; hiring 30 new staff in July alone.
August 03, 2018
Our Chesterfield and Warrington Cold Stores achieve BRC AA+ and AA ratings respectively. A fantastic result for the teams who have worked so hard to keep our facilities up to an extremely high standard.
July 20, 2018
Colin Taylor, our CEO, comments on the announcement of an extension to the Russian meat embargo and the alternatives to exporting to Russia that could benefit some UK beef producers.
June 07, 2018
"Technology is playing an increasingly significant role in the drive to handle and store food and drink more efficiently, while greater automation and collaboration are helping operators proactively prepare for Brexit." Food Manufacture.
April 23, 2018
Colin Taylor, CEO of Rick Bestwick, part of the Magnavale Group, discusses the process of reversing blast freezing at the company’s new up-tempering facility.
April 09, 2018
We've added a new blast freezing unit to our facility in Warrington; Mike Round and Alfredo Torres comment on the development. Article published in Frozen and Chilled Foods, April 2018 Ed.
March 02, 2018
Mike Round Wins at the BFFF People Awards
November 13, 2017
Rick Bestwick was front and centre this month in leading industry magazine, Frozen and Chilled foods. The article featured an interview with our new CEO, Colin Taylor and our Head of Business Development, Stuart Hancock, who laid out their vision for the future of Rick Bestwick.
October 13, 2017
An exciting start for our new CEO, Colin Taylor.
June 02, 2017
After 18 years with Rick Bestwick Limited, we are very sorry to say “goodbye” today to Kevin Hancock.
February 07, 2017
We are proud to sponsor this year’s BFFF Business Conference.
January 07, 2017
With fuel prices tipped to continually rise, ensuring your business is as energy efficient as possible is crucial.
November 20, 2015
The Magnavale Group, parent company of coldstore operator Rick Bestwick Ltd, has entered into a long‑term distribution partnership with DFDS Logistics Ltd, Europe’s largest logistics provider.
September 02, 2015
A £600,000 investment from the Magnavale Group has enabled Rick Bestwick to upgrade the lighting at its coldstores at Scunthorpe and Holmewood, delivering £1.3m of savings over the next five years.
June 25, 2015
Investment from the Magnavale Group has enabled leading value-added cold store operator Rick Bestwick (North) to increase its capacity at Normanby Road, Scunthorpe, with the acquisition of three additional cold stores.
May 05, 2015
Following an eight month improvement plan, the former Foxhills Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe has been relaunched as Celsius Parc.