Wilkin & Sons
A quintessentially British business
The Wilkin family have been farming at Tiptree, Essex, since 1757, and making quality preserves since 1885. They grow a wide range of traditional English fruits and use them to make conserves, condiments and other treats in their nut-free factory by the farm. Wilkin & Sons received their first Royal Warrant from George V in 1911, and remain Royal Warrant holders as purveyors of Tiptree products to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Every member of their team is part of their Employee Benefit Trust, giving each a keen interest in the future of the business.
Wilkin & Sons products are made to cherished recipes and are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. They inspect and prepare their fruit by hand, then cook in small batches using traditional, copper-bottomed pans. As well as their jam factory, they also have an artisan bakery and a steamed pudding factory. They supply an extensive range of conserves, marmalades, honeys, sauces, condiments, fresh fruit, teas, cakes, biscuits, fruit juices, gift packs, Christmas puddings, and even natural wax candles.
"We have worked closely with the East of England Co-op for many years and greatly value the relationship. We are very much aligned, both being independent businesses, and both engrained in to our local community. Location is a large part of who we are, our brand name represents the village in which we have been based since 1885. Tiptree in the East of England is our home and we value being part of the community.
The East of England Co-op stocks a wide range of Tiptree conserves, marmalades, condiments and liqueurs. This helps enable even more members of our local communities to enjoy our products."
To find out more about Wilkin & Sons, visit: www.tiptree.com.