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Northern Tea Merchants Ltd

Northern Tea Merchants Ltd is a long-established third generation family business of Tea Bag Manufacturers, Coffee Roasters and Packers of Teas, Coffees, Cocoa and Superfoods. They employ 27 local people, making approx. 100 million tea bags and roasting some 200 tonnes of coffee per year.

Based on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield, they are suppliers to many illustrious organisations such as Harrods, Holland and Barrett, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose while also exporting their fine teas and coffees to many countries including Japan, Qatar, Singapore, and America. They pride themselves on their Soil Association Organic Certification (since 1995), being registered Fairtrade Importers of Tea, Coffee and Cocoa and members of SEDEX.

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’ in 1936, 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 in 2017 and 2016 and a winner in 2015. They were a finalist in the Chesterfield Retail Awards in 2014, a winner of a Derbyshire Times business award in 2014 and 2015 and have won two Great Taste awards.

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