HMS announces the acquirement of Henley Bridge Ingredients Ltd
HMS has acquired Henley Bridge Ingredients Ltd which will continue to be run by the existing management team.
HMS, the independently owned parent company of ingredient distributors Kent Foods, BFP and Garrett Ingredients, has acquired Henley Bridge Ingredients Ltd – a distributor of high-end ingredients to chocolatiers, ice cream manufacturers, bakers and the food service industry.
“As a customer, I’ve always been impressed with the quality, service and value that HB Ingredients offers,” said Iain Dalglish Chairman of HMS. “They have an outstanding reputation and I’m delighted to welcome them into the HMS family. This is a successful, well-run business so HMS will be taking a hands-off approach, with the existing management team given the freedom to operate the business as it always has been.
“I know they have exciting plans for the future – various initiatives that will build an even better customer experience and stronger platform for partner brands – and HMS is looking forward to supporting these with our considerable resources.”
HB Ingredients will continue to operate as a stand-alone business from its head office in Lewes, UK where it also operates a 30,000 square foot warehouse. The business will also continue to be run by the existing management team.
“After 47 years in the food ingredients industry and 21 years since I founded HB Ingredients, I have decided to finally retire,” added Tony Mycock, founder of HB Ingredients. “When planning this, the key consideration for us was to make sure the business passed to an owner who would further develop the business whilst preserving the facility and employees here in Lewes. So we are handing the baton over to a carefully chosen partner which shares HB Ingredients values – flexible, human and customer focussed. I’ve no doubt that HMS is a great home for HB Ingredients.”