CM Varley & Co, the Darlington-based manufacturer of quality Animal Feed, has announced that it has joined LloydsAnimal Feeds.
Supplying the farming industry for more than 165 years, CM Varley & Co will become part of the The Lloyds Group. The business will continue to operate from its current site in Darlington and trade as C.M Varley & Co. Ltd.
Thenew Board of Directors will be: From Varleys – David Helliwell (SalesDirector), and from Lloyds – Mark Meynell (Managing Director), Ray Asquith(Operations Director) and Steve Haycock (Finance Director).
Mark Meynell said: This is a fantastic acquisition for the group and complement sour 4 existing feed mills, which includes the Piercebridge Mill where we became the sole owner in 2013.”
Commenting on the sale, Philippa Herbert, of the Varley family said: Unfortunately there were no family members to continue our tradition and so it was decided to find a buyer who shared our family values and could safeguard our legacy. We feel that we have found the ideal partner in Lloyds.