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Burgess

Burgess Through the Centuries

Our strong family values and traditions are core to the Burgess story.
For generations we have produced the finest quality foods for people, pets and animals.

1649

A Burgess ancestor establishes a milling business near Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire

1649
1649

1790

The Burgess family move to a flour mill at Kirkby Fleetham

1790
1790

1834 - 1964

Three generations of Thomas Burgess’s, ancestors to Harry Burgess

1834 - 1964
1834 - 1964

1922

The youngest of the five Burgess sons born at Kirby Fleetham, Harry Burgess develops a flour milling business at Thornton-Le-Dale

1922
1922

1930 - 1948

After WWII, the mill is renamed Victory Mill to celebrate the nations triumph

1930 - 1948
1930 - 1948

1963

Flour milling ceases at the mill and an animal feed business is established, including a fleet of innovative mobile mills

1963
1963

1970's - 1980's

The Burgess and Billington families build a group of animal feed mills in the west country that are still going strong

1970's - 1980's
1970's - 1980's

1987 - Present

The business moves from animal feed to pet food production. Victory Mill becomes Burgess Group headquarters and manufacture is focussed at Cherry Tree Mill in Yorkshire

1987 - Present
1987 - Present