Rick Bestwick Announce New Automated Date Coding Line

Rick Bestwick can now offer its customers a fully automated date-coding solution, making the process of applying sell-by and use-by dates to products easier, faster, more hygienic and reducing the cost risk posed by variations in the price and availability of labour.

Advantages of the new system;

1: Significantly reduced handling, promoting superior hygiene and reducing the chance of human error and damage.


2: The fully automated system ensures changes in the labour market won’t affect your price.

3: Packaging options can be extremely varied as the new equipment will print effectively on almost any substrate.

4: Speed of dispatch is greatly increased as the automated coding line can process stock at a much higher rate than traditional manual handling.

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Service Spotlight: Blast Freezing

We are proud to have the largest blast freezing capacity in the UK, enabling us to meet the intake demands of our customers and work in partnership to extend the life and maintain the quality of food products placed in our care.

Rick Bestwick has been using blast freezers to rapidly freeze products since 2000, and we provide this service under our BRC Accreditation against the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution.


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Our Sites

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


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.

Andrew Lawrence - Director




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 - Director




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


Amanda Cogan - Director


Contact Us

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

01246 854999