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Northern Tea Merchants Ltd

Northern Tea Merchants Ltd is an expanding third generation family business of Tea Bag Manufacturers, Coffee Roasters and Packers of Teas, Coffees and Gourmet Chocolate Products. They employ 27 local people, making approx 100 million tea bags per year and roasting some 300 tonnes of coffee per year including about 6% of the UK’s Fairtrade Organic Coffee.

Based on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield, they are suppliers to many illustrious organisations such as Harrods, Virgin International Airways, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose while also exporting to many countries including Japan and America. They pride themselves on their dual Organic Certification and being registered Fairtrade Importers of Tea, Coffee and Cocoa and holders of Oxfam’s ethical audit standard.

James Pogson, Director of Northern Tea Merchants Ltd said, “We have always been in Chesterfield, and as we have grown we have had no desire to leave. Chesterfield’s central location, being only one hour away from 70% of the UK population, gives us the ability to offer a prompt and efficient service to our national UK customers, and gives us a sense of identity that is part of our heritage. From small beginnings as ‘The Spire Tea Company’, Chesterfield has offered us everything that we need, from dedicated, long serving staff, to dedicated, long standing customers! We love it here!”

Northern Tea Merchants were a finalist in the Food Producer of the Year category at Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards 2017.

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