From humble beginnings – In 1978 starting with just a desk, a very second hand Ford Cortina and a type-writer, Kinnerton Confectionery founders, Andrew Sellers and Clive Beecham, had the idea of making chocolates depicting the nation’s children’s favourite characters.
10 years later the business expanded into a factory in Norfolk, a unique and pioneering ‘nut free’ environment. We are proud to be one of the few UK confectionery companies that is able to offer ‘nut safe’ chocolate.
In 2013 Kinnerton became part of the Zertus GMBH Food group. A company that combines the market proximity and flexibility of medium-sized companies with strong capital resources and a global market presence.
At present, we supply most of the major retailers in Europe.
BRC Global Standards for quality, safety and operations
Rainforest Alliance Certified Conserving biodiversity and improving livelihoods
Sedex – supplier ethical date exchange, Year 3 no non-conformances
We have sent zero waste to landfill for 24 months
We believe in sustainable chocolate which is why we are partnering with Cargill Cocoa through the Cargill Cocoa Promise
KINNERTON IS A DIVISION OF ZERTUS UK