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Simpsons greatest moments of 2018

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At Simpsons Beverages we’re committed to setting the highest standards in new beverage development and drinks manufacturing and have been for the past 84 years! Yet we remain intensely focused on the future, relentlessly innovating across all areas of beverage development, production, reformulation and supply.

Looking back, 2018 has been an active 84th year for our family business. Read on for our most memorable moments.

Brc success in March!

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In March we were delighted to have achieved another amazing milestone at Simpsons Beverages as we achieved a Double AA Grade BRC Global Standards Certification! BRC Certification is the world’s leading accreditation assuring the quality, safety and operational criteria of food and drink manufacturers; and we achieved the highest grade. Verifying we use reliable processes, reduce risk and provide protection to the end consumer. Our business is one of over 25,000 certified suppliers who operate in over 123 countries.

Sugar Tax

For the past two years we’ve been busy researching and developing fresh new replacements to sugar, helping our customers to adapt and reduce the amount of sugar in their soft drinks ranges. The work of our new product development and production teams has enabled us to supply hundreds of bespoke, great tasting, healthy, lower sugar alternatives, made with the finest quality ingredients. Our two years of preparation ensured all our customers were consulted and received refined recipes that work for them. Everything was covered from the recipes to labels. We’re proud of our dedicated team who ensured all our customers were covered and ready ahead of the tax that came into effect in April.  

A long, hot summer!

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Thanks to the amazing summer weather this year our production team were delighted to announce they reached new heights! In May alone they hit over 800,000 litres produced, which equates to over 6 million litres of ready-to-drink beverages! Keeping the nation refreshed this summer. Thanks to all our clients for helping us reach this huge figure! 

Macmillans cake sale

Simpsons beverages macmillans event

27th September saw the annual Macmillan’s cake sale to raise money to help beat cancer. Of course we were all very keen to get involved (some baking and all eating!) Special thanks went to the very talented bakers, Ketsia, Taryn, Pollyanna, Suzanne and Josie for the stunning cakes, sponges, slices and gateauxs. All devoured by our wonderful team!

Our favourite blog post. 

We’re always keen to bring visitors to our website the latest juice on the drinks industry covering everything from exciting new concepts to worldwide drinks trends. Here’s a link to our readers’ favourite blog post of the year that got the most views. Plus there’s an added free downloadable report to inspire drinks business across the globe to offer their own take on innovative and bespoke drinks. We hope you find it a useful and interesting read and would love to hear any feedback.

Building on our expertise 

This year we have expanded our team by adding six new members! We welcomed Maciej, Agata, Colin, Suzanne, Darryl and Darren. Maciej joined the Mixing Team, Agata joined Quality Control, Colin is our new interim Operations Manager and is helping us to help smooth out the bottlenecks!  Suzanne is our new Transport Coordinator, Darryl is helping with stock control and Darren is a new Production Operator. We’re delighted to have these new members join and strengthen our team.

Christmas donation

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We like to support local charities and were delighted to provide a little festive cheer to homeless in Blackpool. We hope that a warm drink of our favourite Christmas mulling punch will relieve the misery of cold streets for some for even a few minutes. Here's some of our production team proudly posing with our heart-warming mulling syrup. We dream of a world where homelessness is not an issue and therefore were pleased to be able to contribute to our local charity, Streetlife.

Christmas barbecue

Simpsons beverages xmas event

To thank our fantastic team for all the hard work they have put in this year we recently celebrated with a Christmas lunch, Simpsons style!  Serving delicious turkey, home-made stuffing and cranberry rolls alongside rich mince pies and brandy cream. What a fantastic end to a jam-packed year of change, new developments and growth.

A huge thanks goes out to all our clients, suppliers, staff and advisors for making 2018 the best year at Simpsons Beverages yet. And here’s to an even more amazing, happy, healthy and prosperous 2019 for us all!

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