Askew & Barrett (Pulses) Ltd was founded in 1982 through the partnership of G W Askew & Sons, a long established merchant servicing farmers in the Marshland area between King’s Lynn and Wisbech, and Paddy Barrett who brought to the business a background of pulse trading. Since then the business has grown to become one of the leading pulse specialists in the UK.
Askew & Barrett (Pulses) Ltd have close links with UK Agricultural merchants and work closely with the trade and breeders to identify crops and varieties that can be used for premium and speciality markets both in the UK and overseas. Indeed, cleaning and grading operations service retail and food manufacturing businesses both at home and abroad.
Directors of the business are Paddy Barrett, responsible for trading and Darryl Askew, responsible for cleaning operations. Justin Barrett is also responsible for trading as well as co-ordinating stock quality control and Christopher Askew is the Yard & Production manager and is also in charge of machinery and packaging procurement. Office administration and management support is handled by Jo Bates, Marilyn Nurse & Hayley Bowden.
In order to meet ever increasing customer expectations, Askew & Barrett continually invest in the latest machinery and technology available for the processing of Pulses . Both the domestic and international markets demand the highest standards, which are met by the company’s wealth of experience in cleaning pulses and its impressive processing facilities. The modest site, still based in the village of Marshland St James, has steadily expanded over the last 30 or so years and now consists of two purpose built production lines as well as extensive storage facilities for both As-Grown and Re-Cleaned product.