Raynors is a family firm, established in Chelmsford, Essex in 1988. We have grown from a small local operator into a £25m+ turnover national supplier, with a 40-van fleet and over 300 employees. We make over 19 million high-quality sandwiches, wraps, rolls and salads a year.
We have received multiple awards from food industry, technology and business judging panels. Most recently we were The British Sandwich Association’s 2020 Manufacturer of the Year and were triple award winners in the same year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
Our BRC AA standard manufacturing facility has a completely nut- and sesame-free operation and supply chain and has an outstanding record in food safety, product quality and service reliability.
Our manufacturing and hygiene expertise is regularly employed in a consultancy role by both regulatory and commercial interests and we continue to set new benchmarks in manufacturing excellence.
We are widely recognised as an industry-leading innovator and standards-setter, particularly in sustainability. Here are a few highlights from our track record:
- 2009: Raynors pioneered the carbon footprinting of sandwich products.
- 2014: We started zero-to-landfill reprocessing of organic waste.
- 2019: We removed plastics from our entire sandwich and wrap range.
- 2020: We began on-site hydroponic farming of cress.
Most importantly, we remain committed to constant improvement - we have been ISO14001 certified since 2013, which means we are independently evaluated every year to ensure our continuing commitment to sustainability at all levels in our organisation.
And we’re already working on the future. Since 2019, when we helped conceive and design the project, we have been the lead partner in the Digital Sandwich, a UKRI-financed global initiative which is designing the world’s first end-to-end, blockchain-based traceability platform and transactional ecosystem, specifically for the UK food industry.