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Rick Bestwick Rebrands to Magnavale Following Refinance Deal

 

From Monday the 8th of February we will be undertaking a rebranding exercise within our business. Rick Bestwick Ltd, Rick Bestwick (North) Ltd and Rick Bestwick (North West) Ltd will now become Magnavale Chesterfield, Magnavale Scunthorpe and Magnavale Warrington. Magnavale Ltd, our group company, will of course remain as is.

Operating conditions in the UK, Ireland and further afield continue to change and evolve rapidly. The food industry needs a cold storage partner they can rely on to be forward-thinking and holistic in their approach, and earnest in their collaborative partnerships.

We’re building towards the capacity to be that partner for a much greater proportion of the food sector.

Magnavale Director, Andrew Lawrence comments,

“The rebrand comes at a time of positive change for our business, as we’re investing heavily for the future, and both modernising and expanding our network of Cold Stores. We plan to expand 2 of our current sites, Chesterfield and Warrington, along with adding a new 96,000 pallet cold store being built at a site in Easton.”

 

Plant Based Storage at Magnavale

Following extensive consultations with our partners, we have decided to become the first cold store network in the UK to offer segregated, temperature controlled, storage solutions specifically for plant-based foods.

There is a growing interest within the UK to reduce meat consumption, with plant-based products becoming increasingly popular, therefore it’s incredibly important we continuously evaluate how we can evolve our operations, allowing us to supply the services our customers need to keep up-to-date with the market.

We see this specific operational process as an essential addition to the already large range of services we currently offer.

Across our 3 sites located in Chesterfield, Scunthorpe and Warrington, our services include temperature-controlled storage for various food products, blast freezing, labelling, microwave tempering and more, therefore adding plant-based storage will help drive forward our business objective of being able to facilitate a supply chain that is as short as possible and cuts cost, complexity and risk.

The products will be completely segregated from any other food products, within our various BRC AA Grade, temperature-controlled warehouses, while being treated with the up most care from our brilliant, fully trained, OV qualified technical team.

If you’re interested in any of the services mentioned above, call 01246 854999 or visit www.magnavale.co.uk/contact/

 

Our Sites

With locations across the North of England, Magnavale are one of the UK's leading providers of cold storage services.

Chesterfield

A long established added value facility, working closely with manufacturers and major retailers and providing a true just-in-time service, through a comprehensive portfolio of services.

Our Chesterfield site and Headquarters is centrally located just 5 minutes away from Junction 29 of the M1, enabling us to reach 75% of the UK population in under 3 hours.

Amanda Cogan - Chief Operating Officer

 

CHESTERFIELD SITE PAGE

Scunthorpe

Our largest site with 6 purpose-built, stand-alone coldstores offering 650,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.

The Scunthorpe site is ideally located for the import and export of goods from Grimsby and Hull Docks and its location in North Lincolnshire, an area renowned for growing some of the best produce in the country, makes it an ideal location to freeze and store fruit and vegetables.

BRC Approved and offering a range of chambers and racking to suit both bulk and fast-moving products, this site has the capacity and flexibility to provide a complete operational solution.

 

Amanda Cogan - Chief Operating Officer

 

SCUNTHORPE SITE PAGE

Warrington

This modern, purpose-built facility with over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, incorporating multi-temperature chambers and mobile racking, is a fast moving distribution centre.

Located just 1.5 miles from major motorways giving easy access to all major retail and wholesale distribution centres, our Warrington site provides well-established consolidation and cross docking services.

A new addition to our Warrington facility is our recently installed blast freezer which brings our group blast freezing capacity to 4500 pallets per week.

 

Amanda Cogan - Chief Operating Officer

WARRINGTON SITE PAGE

Contact Us

Head Office:
Magnavale Ltd, Park Road,
Holmewood Industrial Park,
Chesterfield, S42 5UY

01246 854999

enquiries@magnavale.co.uk