Buying Locally & Product Miles

We try to purchase locally as much as possible to help the economy of Yorkshire, more specifically North Yorkshire, and around Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, where we have a few suppliers remaining from our purchase of Old Hamlet Wine & Spice.  Other than our purchases of ingredients which almost all originate from overseas, we also have some packaging and other items that are best purchased from other countries.

Strategy

  • Reduce the distances travelled for products and services.
  • Source as much as possible from within the UK rather than relying on global supply chains.

How Are We Doing?

We thought that for those who have any interest, it was best to give some data to the verbage above.

Locally purchased products and services:

Services or Products
Location

Miles from
Steenbergs

Water supply & sewerage
Melmerby
0
IT support
Melmerby
0
Pallet distribution depot
Melmerby
0
General print and photography
Melmerby & Ripon
4
Accountancy services
Ripon
4
Artwork design
Dishforth
4
Insurance broker
Thirsk
13
Waste and recycling sorting depot
Thirsk
13
Waste-to-energy plant
Allerton Park
16
SolicitorsHarrogate
16
Web site designers and managers
Leeds
36
Confidential paperwork destruction
Leeds
36
Feminine waste incinerator
Leeds
36
Label printers
Bradford
43
Plastic film for stuffings, sugars and teas
Bradford
43
Food hygiene testing
Beverley77
Corrugated packaging manufacturer
Hull
84

Our parcels are routed through Ripon Post Office (4 miles) and DPD in York (28 miles).

Products and services from further afield:

Services or Products
UK 
Miles
Origin
Miles
PET tamper evident seals
Kings Lynn
 151
-
-
Printing tags for calico bags
Bury St Edmunds
 197
-
-
Printing of calico panels
Hadleigh
 222
-
-
Caps for extract/ flower water bottles Horsham 262UK245
Cartons for stuffings and teas Ramsgate 284 --
Bottles for extracts and flowers watersHorsham 262France500
Glass jars - standard and large jarsMorden 248Germany690
Caps for glass jars - all sizesMorden 248Lithuania 1,510
TextilesAccrington  59Turkey  1,765
Glass jars - minis
Morden 248
India
 6,465
Ribbons for calico bagsNottingham  104China  9,679
Spice and tea tinsBedford 167Guangdong, China 10,020

 
Clearly we could do better, and we will continue to try.


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