Our story starts and ends with flavour. We’ve been discovering, selecting and sharing the best spices, herbs and seasonings from around the world for close to 60 years; in a relentless pursuit of great flavour to light up every kitchen, plate and face across the UK.
Go on a journey through Bart's history and find out how we became the masters of flavour! (swipe across or use the arrows to navigate through the timeline)
Bart was founded by husband and wife Jo and Reg Bartlam. It was first called Bart Prints Ltd. and sold spices out of Jo and Reg's home in Bristol.
We began selling Bouquet Garnis to Watrose, beginning a relationship that has lasted over 45 years.
In 1983 we moved into our first purpose built site in Bedminster, Brsitol. This would become the home of Bart for the next 37 years.
in 2005 Bart were the first major herbs and spices supplier to bring Fairtrade certified spices to the UK consumer. There is nothing more important to us than the quality and flavour of our ingredients and that comes hand in hand with the wellbeing of the farmers who grow them and the sustainability of the farms they manage.
In 2007 we extended our Bedminster factory with the long-term lease of Unit 3.
We repeated our 2005 achievement but with dried herbs and became the first major herbs and spices supplier to bring Fairtrade certified herbs to the UK consumer.
In 2012 we began working with Bristol based charity Frank Water. Frank Water help to bring safe water and sanitation to marginalised communities across the world to improve water security.
We patented an innovative packaging format in 2012 to enable cooks to use a spoon and sprinkle their herbs and spices from the same jar.
In 2014 we bagan producing pastes and sauces at our first wet factory in Newbury.
In 2017 we became a part of the privately-owned Fuchs Gruppe in Germany.
We won at the 2020 Great Taste Awards with two of our products; our delicious Oak Smoked Garlic Paste and our unique Roasted Punjab Masala blend.
We opened our state of the art facility in Severn Beach, Bristol. The move has enhanced the sustainability of our operations by reducing carbon emissions associated with stock movement between sites and warehousing, whilst improving operational efficiency.
06 Jun 2022
Our story starts and ends with flavour. We’ve been discovering, selecting and sharing the best spices, herbs and seasonings from...
05 May 2022
In 2022 we completed a huge move. Bart moved to our brand new, purpose built site in Severn Beach, on...
05 May 2022
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