As will be seen from the selection of heritage pictures below, we have been making quality, traditional British chocolates from our factory in the centre of Preston, Lancashire since 1920. At this time the Company served the UK market, delivering traditional British chocolate 'favourites'.
Still 100% family owned, and operated from the same site, we have staff who have been with us for decades and nearly everyone in Preston seems to know a relative or someone else who has at some time worked at Beech's. Our longest serving 20 members of staff have a combined experience of over 600 years!
In recent years we have innovated to include new lines such as our award winning luxury range of Truffles, as well as continuing to make traditional favourites.
We recently revamped all our packaging and received praise from customers and media alike. We also upgraded our milk chocolate recipe resulting in a smoother, more chocolatey taste than ever before. Our milk chocolate now contains 35% cocoa solids and is "conched" or refined down to a much smaller particle size which increases the "burst of chocolate flavour" and gives it a much silkier texture.
We have also launched new ranges - our patriotic 'Travel and Tourism' range in 2016 and the Luxury Truffle range - launched in January 2017. A collection of Marc de Champagne, Pink Marc de Champagne, Prosecco and Anglesey Sea Salted Caramel truffles in both personal size and deluxe 2-part gifting boxes!
Finally we have expanded by investing in new mechanisation and digital processes to ensure the Company continues to meet the expectations of the modern consumer.