BROMSGROVE’S Bumble Hole Foods has celebrated its 60th anniversary by investing in two new trucks and naming them after David and Maureen who started the business.
Sadly David passed away last year and Maureen is still involved in the family firm which is led by Andrew Hewston and his sister Sharon Jones.
Bumble Hole Foods supplies quality egg products to major customers in the UK including M&S.
The Hewston family has always been involved in the egg trade – Andrew and Sharon’s grandfather William used to sell eggs at the bottom of his garden.
Bumble Hole Foods now employs more than 90 staff members.
Over the past three years, more than £5million has been invested into the business to pay for driver and staff training.
Andrew Hewston, who has run the business as Managing Director for the last 25 years, said: “We are also currently developing a state-of-the-art warehouse for chilled, frozen and ambient products, which we expect to be operational within the next 12 to 18 months.”
To commemorate the milestone occasion, the company has taken delivery of two new IVECO S-WAYS which are part of their 12-strong fleet delivering directly to customers.
Bumble Hole Foods sells liquid egg to the food industry with the yolk being used in products such as mayonnaise, the egg white in meringues and the whole egg for products such as quiches, cakes and biscuits.
The company also supplies cooked eggs for foods such as scotch eggs, sandwich fillings and ready-made egg mayonnaise.
The trucks have been supplied by and fleet managed by Hexagon Leasing and are the first in the company’s planned fleet upgrade over the next 12 months.
Last year, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic amidst supermarket shortages, the community-focused food producer supplied thousands of eggs to local community organisations.
It also provided Chadsgrove School with a Christmas tree to help pupils and staff celebrate the festive season.