Our history

HBS Natural choice is a branded division of H.B.S. Foods Ltd which was formed in 1990 by three then company directors who had worked in the edible nut industry for many years.  In 1994, the company relocated from its original Tipton-based factory in the West Midlands, to its new purpose-built factory in Netherton, just West of Birmingham.  This factory was located close to the motorway network which enables ease of distribution throughout the United Kingdom.

In 1999, one of the founding directors of H.B.S. Foods Ltd. retired, and the company was taken over completely by the Hopcraft family – a husband and wife team, later joined by one of their sons. The company progressed with the usual growing pains over the next few years achieving BRC (British Retail Consortium) 'A Grade' accreditation attracting major cereal companies, bakeries and read-food manufactures.

In 2014 H.B.S Foods Ltd were forced into searching for a new location after outgrowing their long serving Netherton based factory. After an intensive search for a suitable site in the immediate area a plot of land stretching some 2.1 acres was acquired less than a quarter of a mile from their current factory. In 2015 “Nut Wharf” was constructed composing of a 22’000sqf dedicated storage facility and 20’000sqf processing plant.

Currently, H.B.S. Foods Ltd. has over 60 + employees and producing around 4500 tonnes of processed material each year, leading to a turnover in excess of £18 million.