A wealth of experience gained over the course of 40 years makes Richard Whittaker Ltd the go-to company for all your dry product handling; whether it be ingredient supply, blending or repacking services, we can provide a ‘one-stop shop’ which brings customers back time and again when they want to launch their next project.

Housed in an 86000 sq ft facility close to the M60 motorway network, we are ideally situated to transfer your products the length and breadth of the country.


In the years since 1962, the Richard Whittaker business has steadily grown and expanded, building solidly on its own success. In 2003 the entire factory facility was rebuilt and completely refurbished following a devastating fire.

The fire did allow the company to upgrade all of its lines and equipment and be in a position to offer a superlative service to customers. Before long we had outgrown the factory and purchased the 86,000 sq. ft. facility on Mayfield Street in February 2011, allowing us to manage our growth effectively.


In the same year as the move to our new premises we were delighted to be awarded the title of ‘Business of the Year’ in the category for those with a turnover of over £5m at the inaugural Rochdale Business Awards

We were proud to sponsor the event the following year and support fellow local businesses.


We believe in total quality management and this is proven in our independent accreditations and our high levels of customer satisfaction. Our management team is committed to providing high quality products, a high level of service and competitive prices.

The team not only controls and maintains these standards, but also continues to develop them in order to continually meet customers’ needs. Our allergen-awareness and HACCP procedures are an integral part of how we successfully plan and produce.


We employ over 120 staff which means that we are large enough to cope with the demands of big businesses, yet still small enough to care about those who are just starting out.

In practical terms we operate 6 separate blenders and 20 packing lines with state-of-the-art form, fill and seal machines. We also run Ishida head filling machines all of which allows us to pack weights from 10g to 1000kg and into a broad range of bags, packs, tubs and sachets. Whatever your requirement we have the means to deliver it.


We pride ourselves on being versatile and in 2006 acquired Innovative Solutions (UK) Ltd which, coupled with our own expertise, allowed us to satisfy the increasing demand for allergen-free products under the Pure Gluten Free brand.

Add our James Brown & Co brand, a division of Richard Whittaker Ltd which produces high quality blended products and starches along with the packing of catering food supplies, plus the contract packing service we can offer to clients, we really can do it all.