A message from Paul Kenward
At British Sugar, we have a rich history with homegrown sugar beet dating back over a hundred years to 1912. We are proud of our position today at the heart of a thriving homegrown sugar industry, supplying our customers with a quality ingredient and playing our part in British food and farming.
Through all our work, we strive to maintain our reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism through strong relationships across our supply chain and interesting and rewarding careers.
As a customer-led agriculture business, we value our partnerships with the 3,000 growers who supply sugar beet to our factories. Every winter during our 'campaign', we process the crop into sugar that is used as an ingredient across the food and drink industry and sold in supermarkets under the household brand ‘Silver Spoon’.
We want all our operations to be as efficient and sustainable as possible which is why, even against a backdrop of an evolving and competitive marketplace, we have consistently invested in our factories to ensure this is the case. Our range of co-products created from the sugar-making process mean that we produce virtually zero waste.
I firmly believe that our business has a bright future. Our vision sees us working with our partners across the industry to drive improvements in all our operations – whether that be using cutting edge science to boost crop yields or the latest technology to make our outbound logistics fleet more efficient. With our continued investment in innovation and by demonstrating our value to the UK, our industry can be well placed to stand strong for the next hundred years.