Edward Billington and Son Limited acquire BAR Foods

12 October 2012
Edward Billington and Son Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bar Foods with effect from 12th October 2012.

Bar Foods are a manufacturer and supplier of soups, sauces and recipe dishes to the UK’s Foodservice and manufacturing industries and are a successful, fast growing and profitable business.

The company is based in Newport, South Wales and has been established for 25 years, employing approximately 200 people. In the last five years they have seen their turnover double to £23million, which has been attributed to them having a clear customer strategy and good commercial focus.

Chief Executive of The Billington Group, Gary Blake, said “This is a superb acquisition for us as we believe Bar Foods is a perfect fit with the Group’s strategic vision and takes us further  into the Foodservice sector with a team of people who have considerable knowledge and a genuine passion for innovation and quality.”

The company has an excellent management team which will remain in place following the acquisition. Aisling Kemp, Managing Director of Bar Foods said, “This is a fantastic move for Bar Foods; we have grown significantly over the last eight years with a focus on innovation and quality seen in both our products and the people who work for us.”  Kemp continued with “Being part of the wider Billington Group will provide us with the opportunities to drive our business strategy further whilst remaining part of a privately owned company that shares the founding values of Bar Foods.”

This is a very significant acquisition for The Billington Group and represents the largest in the company’s history.

For further information please contact Lloyd Whiteley, Chairman on  0151 243 9081.



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