About Macphie – the Vital Ingredient

Since the 1920s, Macphie has been making quality added-value ingredients for food manufacturers, bakers and chefs internationally.

From our headquarters on the idyllic Glenbervie Estate in north-east Scotland, we’ve built a reputation for quality, reliability and fresh thinking – for professionalism, with a personal touch.

Customers around the world already know there’s more to Macphie. Contact us to find out how we can do more for you.

Our difference: the VITAL ingredient

We’re versatile and offer a flexible approach. We identify opportunities for new products, formats and services.

We’re innovative, providing ideas that deliver inspirational solutions. We invest in innovation, technology and development and collaborate across sectors to explore the new.

We’re trusted. Integrity is a fundamental pillar of our corporate culture. Our history of success shows the reliability and quality of our products and we are confident in our knowledge and capabilities.

We provide added value, giving out customers optimised finished products. You can always rely on support from team Macphie.

We’re leading the industry. This gives you the competitive advantage and enables both you and Macphie to enjoy the benefits of market leadership.

Our business: the vital statistics

4 business teams:

  • Out of Home
  • On the Go
  • In Home
  • International

100s of products and solutions in 7 specialist categories:

Over 170 people, including:

  • highly experienced chefs, bakers and nutritionists with a passion for their profession
  • technical professionals equipped to guide and advise you on everything from back-of-house operations to regulatory compliance
  • industry experts who help ensure you’re ahead of the market curve, tracking industry and end-consumer trends to help inform your business strategy
  • support teams who underpin successful everyday delivery of our services to you

2 locations:

  • headquarters and manufacturing centre on the Glenbervie Estate in north-east Scotland
  • customer centre in Coventry, England.

30 international markets across:

  • United Kingdom
  • Continental Europe
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • North Africa

£5million investment in technology since 2016: automated processes to bolster efficiency.

Enhanced technologies to improve supply chain processes and enhance productivity.

Our philosophy: a family of values

We do more than talk about doing the right thing. We make it part of our everyday work.

Macphie is one of the few UK food and drink companies to secure membership of B Corporation because of our commitment to securing our social, environmental and financial objectives. Our membership was re-accredited in 2017 – with an improved score.

We take practical steps to protect the environment:

  • First food manufacturer to produce ingredients using biomass wood chips
  • Two wind turbines established to generate power for our Glenbervie site
  • 50% of energy used across our manufacturing site sourced from renewable energy

We have an ongoing programme of community support:

    • 1% of the company’s annual profits goes to local communities and good causes
    • each employee entitled to spend two work days per year volunteering
    • ongoing programme of fundraising for nominated charities
    • long-term links with the education sector: schools,  higher education

To submit a request to the charities committee for a donation of money, baked goods or a raffle prize, please complete our request form and email to forceforgood@macphie.com

We sustain a unique employee culture:

  • generating jobs and creating wealth in the communities where we operate
  • 12% of the company held by an employee trust
  • strong engagement ethos: employee forum and surveys, monthly briefing sessions
  • investing in our people: a development philosophy, a rewarding culture

Find out more in our latest Corporate Social Responsibility report


  • 1928

    Alistair Macphie establishes Macphie

  • 1958

    Stewart Macphie takes over

  • 1973

    Glenbervie becomes our new home

  • UK First1975

    First company in the UK to create bakery concentrates

  • UK First1985

    First company in the UK to create bag in box cream and glazes

  • UK First1987

    First company in the UK to create American
    Bakery range

  • 1992

    UHT savoury sauce production

  • 1994

    Won the Queen's Award for Exporting

  • 1995

    Alastair Macphie takes over

  • 2000

    Acquisition of Oakwood in Tannochside

  • UK First2003

    First company in the UK to create cake mixes with real fruit

  • UK First2008

    UK's first industrial biomass plant used to produce food

  • 2014

    Two wind turbines installed at Glenbervie to provide power

  • 2016

    Launched the reduced sugar range

  • 2016

    Started production of cookie dough

  • 2017

    Opened our Midlands Customer Centre

Our credentials: trusted to deliver

BRC AA+ certificated – the highest rating achievable for quality and food safety
• Member of SEDEX,the world’s largest platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains
• Member of Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organisation that encourages the use of sustainably sourced palm oil in manufacturing
• Employer of the Year  at the Scottish Rural Awards 2019
• Featured on 2018 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table
• Finalist in Inspiring Futures category at Northern Star Business Awards 2018
• Special recognition award at Food & Drink Federation  (FDF) Awards 2018
• Manufacturer of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards 2017