The Burton’s story is a simple one, it’s about Great British Brands and Great British Biscuits that have been lovingly baked in the UK since 1935. Their history can be traced back to George Burton (born in 1829) who began baking biscuits in Leek, Staffordshire in the mid 1800’s.
Under the family’s stewardship, the Burton’s bakery grew swiftly, and their biscuits and other snack foods became staples in UK households throughout the 1900’s. The seeds of Burtons’ focus on quality and innovative spirit were planted early in the company’s history as it pioneered new manufacturing processes and technologies; along with its biscuits winning numerous accolades in international taste tests.
In 2000, Burton’s Biscuit Company was formed following the merger of the Horizon Biscuit Company Ltd. and Burton’s Gold Medal Biscuits. In 2013, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan bought Burton’s and they continued their journey of baking sensation biscuits and snacks for every UK household and much further afield.
They employ over 2000 biscuit experts across the UK. You may be able to find any one of them in either one of our three manufacturing facilities (Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool), at their chocolate refinery in Moreton or their central distribution hub in Liverpool. Otherwise, they may be found busily coming up with new product ideas at our head office in St. Albans.