Leading North Yorkshire animal feed manufacturer, I’Anson Brothers Ltd., has been named ‘Rural Business of the Year’ at the 2020 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards.
The award recognises I’Anson’s continued growth, innovation and commitment to the rural community and comes as the business celebrates its 120th anniversary.
I’Anson was especially commended by judges for creating jobs in the local community, increasing global exports, expanding product lines, investing in its future and achieving record turnover, as well as its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in Masham in 1900, I’Anson Brothers has grown to become a leader in the production of animal feeds and supports customers regionally, nationally and internationally, exporting its specialist horse feed products to around 40 countries worldwide.
The business is family owned and managed and was founded by the great grandfather of the present directors, with the fifth generation of the I’Anson family now starting their careers with the business.
Last month, the firm started construction on a new £20m production facility at Dalton New Bridge, representing the largest investment in its 120-year history. The ultramodern facility has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible and will be one of the most technologically advanced feed mills in Europe, enabling I’Anson to increase production capacity and achieve continued growth in the years to come.