Sites, our uk operations

Located in the East of England and East Midlands, our four state-of-the-art processing plants can match anything in the oil, chemical and power industries for complexity. Together our sites produce over 2.1 million tonnes of sustainable products every year, from sugar to animal feed and electricity.

Around 3,600 farmers contract with British Sugar every year and between September and March each year, seven and a half million tonnes of sugar beet are delivered to our sites. The sugar beet travels an average distance of 28 miles from farms to our factories.

We employ over 900 permanent staff and play an important role in the economic life of the communities in which we operate.

The factories operate around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day included.