About British Sugar, leading supplier of sugar to the UK market

Our products are represented in the leading brands of international food and drink manufacturers.


The scale and nature of our operations mean that behind every product is the total assurance of food safety, product traceability, security of supply and a commitment to product innovation.

We maintain our market leading position by anticipating and meeting the needs of our customers.

Sugar production remains at the core of our operations, but using a highly integrated approach to manufacturing, we aim to transform all of our raw materials into sustainable products.

British Sugar produces over 1 million tonnes of sugar in the UK and an additional 500,000 tonnes of animal feed from sugar beet pulp. We recycle stones for building, lime for soil conditioning and soil for landscaping.

Using our Combined Heat & Power plants, we export enough electricity for 160,000 homes and use the combustion gases to grow around 140 million tomatoes, and we invested in the UK’s first Bioethanol plant, producing 70 million litres of renewable fuel.

Backed by some of the most productive beet processing facilities, British Sugar is well placed to develop its capability in the years ahead.

You will find our sugar on supermarket shelves under the Silver Spoon brand, one of the UK’s leading food brands. To find out more, click here.

British Sugar is part of AB Sugar, which is wholly owned by international food, ingredients and retail group, Associated British Foods plc.

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Hard jelly sweets, screened sugars
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