Expanding Dales company moves from family farm to business park

Drew Kettlewell in the new premises.

A Dales company has expanded from the family farm to a business park.

Raydale Preserves have moved into their new premises at Brunt Acres Business Park, Hawes.

The family business was launched in 1978 by the Kettlewell family on the home farm in Stalling Busk.

Drew, son of founders Lesley and Derek Kettlewell, said the company was passionate about using the finest ingredients to produce the highest quality preserves.

He added: “Due to the growth of the business a new site was needed and the perfect location became available at Hawes.

“We want everyone to Ccome and visit us at our new home where you can see our delicious produce being hand made through the viewing window, sample a wide range of our produce at the taste testing station whilst browsing in our shop.

“We are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.”

Raydale Preserves are holding an open day on Satuirday from 10am to 4pm when they will be serving cream teas to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance.