Rick Bestwick sponsors BFFF Conference

February 07, 2017

Combining over 30 years’ experience in food manufacturing with cutting edge technology and processes, Rick Bestwick is one of the UK’s leading temperature controlled food specialists.

We are proud to sponsor this year’s BFFF Business Conference and support the innovation, passion and expertise in the frozen food industry.

Kevin Hancock, Managing Director, said: “Rick Bestwick shares the BFFF’s vision to bring the frozen food industry together, so we are delighted to sponsor the BFFF Business Conference for 2017.

“The event is sure to be a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people and learn more about the opportunities available in our exciting industry.”

Originally a food manufacturer, Rick Bestwick has gone from strength to strength since building its first cold store in 1998. We now boast four BRC accredited sites across the UK with 1.5million sq. ft. of temperature-controlled storage and we offer a portfolio of services including state-of-the-art microwave up-tempering, blast freezing and co-packing. We work with our customers to come up with bespoke solutions to drive quality and efficiencies for manufacturers and retailers alike.

We also deliver unrivalled transport capabilities to customers through our partnership with global logistics expert DFDS Logistics.

Most recently, Rick Bestwick has opened Europe’s largest up-tempering facility at its Chesterfield headquarters. The microwave technology can up-temper food from -18°C to -3°C in under three minutes – a process which could take more than 14 hours to thaw without the equipment.

The Rick Bestwick sites in Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Warrington and Liverpool, are all part of the Magnavale group.

The group brings these complimentary businesses together to deliver flexibility, capacity and a wide-range of value added services in one network.

Kevin added: “With our network of sites we have the resources and flexibility that food manufacturers and retailers require whilst our partnership with DFDS ensures products will be transported to and from where they need to be, on time and in the best condition.

“As a family company Rick Bestwick has never lost sight of the importance of delivering a first-class service. Our state-of-the art equipment, decades of expertise and customer commitment set us apart from the competition and ensures we are at the forefront of temperature controlled food services in the UK and beyond.”