H. G. Gladwell & Sons have been trading from Copdock Mill for over 100 years. This family owned company are now one of the largest independent manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in the South East of England.
Herbert George Gladwell started the company in 1912, originally as a country mill. From the late 1940s until the early 1990s the business primarily sold animal feed from Pauls Agriculture in Ipswich to farmers in Suffolk and Norfolk. The decline in stock keeping in East Anglia put an end to this and the business subsequently diversified into the manufacture and wholesale of pet food.
Herbertís sons Fred and John were active in the business and the family tradition continues on, as John's son Mark is now Chairman whilst his son Simon is the current Managing Director.
Today, we manufacture our own range of cage and wild bird mixes and seeds, small
animal food, such as rabbit, guinea pig and hamster coarse feed, as well as fishing bait,
including the Crafty Catcher range.
We also have our own brands of dog foods Ė Corporalís Crunch working dog range, and Brigadierís Choice Premium dog food range.
Find out more about our brands [here].
Alongside this, the business also owns seven retail outlets. Gladwells Pet and Country Stores are spread throughout East Anglia, with stores in Bury St Edmunds, Copdock, Faversham, Peterborough, Rayleigh, Rushden and Stowmarket, selling directly to the specialist pet trade.
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|A public weighbridge is available on site. If you would like to use the weighbridge, please report to reception. Please note our weighbridge opening times below.|
|Monday to Friday||7:30 - 17:00|
|Saturday||8:30 - 12:30|
|Fiday 3rd April (Good Friday)||CLOSED|
|Monday 6th April (Easter Monday)||CLOSED|
|Monday 4th May (May Day)||CLOSED|
|Monday 25th May (Spring Bank Holiday)||CLOSED|
Spring Delivery Schedule
Due to the Spring bank holidays, we have had to alter our delivery schedule.
We have attempted to cause as less disruption as possible, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
For more information, and to see if you will be affected, please [click here].