The family run company was founded in Lancashire during 1971 by Brian Cookson Senior with the help of his wife Margaret. Then, they operated from a ‘wagon stall’ on Bow Lane Wholesale market, Preston selling home grown produce across the county.
During the 1980’s, their sons Craig and Brian joined the business to take the company forward and help grow it into what it is today. Brian and Craig are now Directors and run the business with a well-established and loyal management team that includes the third generation Cooksons.
Staff at the company have an excellent rapport with each and every Customer, and that relationship runs across their entire supply chain.
Over the years, the company has steadily grown to be a well-known and highly respected fruit and vegetable Importation and Distribution Company known for its quality and friendly approach to both Customers and Suppliers alike.
The company is now based in a purpose built 16,000 sq. ft. warehouse and office unit at the northwest employment area at Fulwood, Preston near Junction 31A of the M6 (or Junction 1 on M55) in NW England. From that location, B Cookson Ltd serves much of the northern half of the UK distributing home grown produce and specialist products from across the world to an ever increasing Customer base.