“We rely heavily upon the excellent transport connections in the County and would be unable to transport our award winning crisps across the UK and to 42 countries worldwide if it wasn’t for these great links. We want to help other businesses succeed and prosper in Devon, just as we have – it really is a great place to do business!”
Nick Hurst- Founder Director, Burts Chips
Market leaders in the hand fried potato chip world, Burts Chips started life in South Devon in 1997. The company manufactures high quality, award winning hand-fried potato chips in a fiercely competitive sector of the market and has experienced rapid growth since the start.
To meet the consistently growing customer demand, Burts Chips relocated to a new purpose-built manufacturing facility at Roborough on the outskirts of Plymouth.
Wherever possible Burts’ potatoes are delivered from Devon farms, sorted, peeled and sliced before being batch, fried and seasoned. From a limited range in 1997, Burts Chips now produce 10 distinct flavours including Sweet Chilli (with Chilli’s sourced from South Devon Chilli Farm), Pesto – new this year and Smoked Bacon flavour chips (sourced from Denhay in Dorset)! They also produce a range of Childrens Chips and a Vegetable Roots range to compliment the traditional choice.
Each bag of chips is personalised with the name of the fryer on the back, you can find out more about each one on their fun and interactive website.
As Nick Hurst , Burt’s Founder Director explains, this business is quite literally rooted in Devon :
“ Devon is, and always will be, at the heart of Burts, heavily influencing our brand – the image, flavours and taste. We rely heavily upon the excellent transport connections in the County and would be unable to support our award winning crisps across the UK and to 42 countries worldwide if it wasn’t for these great links. We want to help other businesses succeed and prosper in Devon, just as we have – it really is a great place to do business!”
Burts Chips are available at a growing number of independent retailers across the country as well as the major supermarket chains. However, more exciting, is their success overseas which currently sees Burts Chips as the number one premium crisp in the Netherlands , and stocked in over 25 countries worldwide ! This international trade has helped the businesses’ turnover grow from £8m to a staggering £14m in 2011.