Making a difference in our local areas

From Jo and Reg Bartlam’s Bedminster to today’s Newbury and Severn Beach, we have always supported the communities we act within. Because of this, we have developed a reputation as a local, responsible, and caring business.

Supporting our communities

Doing the right thing for our local area is important. We are proud to support our communities in Newbury and Severn Beach in a number of different ways – from prioritising local employment, to reducing emissions, to creating volunteering opportunities for staff.

We also partner with a number of charitable organisations locally, and our parent company, Fuchs Gruppe, is charitable held. Our Newbury site is leased from the Greenham Trust who are also charitable held,
providing grants to charities within 20 miles of Market Place, Newbury.

By operating with a community first mindset, we believe we are doing good for the areas we call home, and caring for people both inside and outside the business.

Charitable partnerships

We play an active role in supporting the local community of Bristol through 4 key charity partnerships.

The herbs and spice manufacturer that puts people first

From day one, we’ve been putting our people first. We know that our duty as an employer is to maintain a healthy, supportive working environment, where everyone is treated fairly and has access to equal opportunity.

  • Cultivating a happy workplace

    We are proud to be a responsible, caring employer. Our working environments are welcoming, inclusive, and safe for all employees, with equal opportunities for all, and open communication channels between all levels of seniority.

    In 2022, a quarter of our workforce were promoted, and 78% say they enjoy working with us. Despite these impressive stats, we’re always striving to do better because we care about each and every member of our team.

    Together, we are bringing sustainable flavour to the UK herbs, spice, and ingredients market, and we couldn’t be prouder of our team. Equal opportunities, highly diverse, ethically minded – this is a workplace driven by purpose and always committed to excellence.

  • Worker safety

    At The BART Ingredients Company, worker safety is paramount. We make sure our workplaces are safe for all employees by providing regular health and safety training, having our working conditions independently audited, and championing workers’ rights. We also make sure there is no forced labour anywhere in our supply chain, operate an anti-bribery policy, and have clear whistleblowing procedures.

  • Progression potential

    In the last year, a quarter of our employees were promoted. This impressive statistic demonstrates our continual investment in our people. We give every employee the opportunity to progress within the company and forge a long term career with us, offering performance reviews, personal development plans, access to training, and an internal management ‘buddy’ system.

  • Benefits and support

    Employee wellbeing is business wellbeing. To make sure our people feel happy, healthy, and supported, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. From subsidised herbs and spices, to long service awards, to our exclusive discount platform, we look after our employees. We also have a cycle to work scheme, a holiday purchase scheme, and annual salary life assurance. Other important benefits include company health insurance, our employee assistance programme, and access to a remote EZ GP service.

  • Equal opportunities

    In a recent survey, 76% of our employees said we were an equal opportunity employer. We truly see our workforce as a family, and cultivate an inclusive, diverse, multi-cultural environment, with 17 different nationalities, and a higher proportion of employees of non-white ethnic origin than the local communities we serve. We have zero tolerance for discrimination and continually monitor our performance. We also promote gender equality across the business, with an impressive 37% of management positions held by women, and targets in place for our strategic suppliers to achieve the same.

  • Disability Committed Employer

    We are a certified Disability Confident Committed Employer. Being a Disability Committed Employer demonstrates our commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace for all, and our dedication to empowering individuals with disabilities and promoting their talents and contributions.

  • Sedex Members
  • SMETA Audited
  • ETI Base Code Adherence
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Sedex Members
  • SMETA Audited
  • ETI Base Code Adherence
  • Living Wage Employer

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Interested in joining The BART Ingredients Company?

If you’ve got a passion for creating quality ingredients, sustainable practices or supporting clients launch their products to market, this could be the company for you. Even if the right role isn’t currently listed, send us your CV and we’ll get in touch if there’s an opportunity for you to join us.