In 2013, Rick Bestwick, based in Chesterfield became the first part of the Magnavale Group, which brought together several like-minded operations to achieve the critical mass necessary to meet the challenges of today’s food industry.
A rich history
In 2013, Rick Bestwick, based in Chesterfield became the first part of the Magnavale Group, which brought together several like-minded operations to achieve the critical mass necessary to meet the challenges of today’s food industry. Later additions to the Magnavale Group were Via Coldstores (with a modern coldstore facility in Scunthorpe), the Warrington business of Cold Move, and the Liverpool site (which includes an automated store) formerly run by the Frederick ice-cream company.
In 2016, the Magnavale Group took the decision to operate its sites at Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Warrington and Liverpool under one brand, Rick Bestwick – a brand with a 30-year legacy in UK
cold storage and synonymous with being a pioneer of technology and bringing bespoke solutions to the food industry.
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.