Stapleton was founded by Peter and Carol Duncan in 1975 on what was a traditional family dairy farm near Torrington in North Devon.
Starting up a business in a rural area like ours wasn’t easy, but we persevered because we knew we were making something special.
Our first ‘factory’ consisted of a disused cow shed and a couple of milk churns. It’s fair to say it was pretty low tech.
Nowadays, while we’re still based at the farm, our site has been transformed into a modern production facility.
Our dairy has changed over the years, but it’s still a family business run with integrity, pride and respect.
We remain a fully independent British company, contributing to the economy of Devon and employing around 35 people.
Although we no longer keep cows ourselves, we get our milk from a farm just three miles away.
From our small beginnings, we’ve grown to become a supplier to all of the UK’s major supermarkets, so our yogurt and ice cream is now available to customers right across the UK.
Stapleton has won nine Quality Food Awards for our yogurt and ice cream since 2000. The ‘Q Awards’ are the most important awards for food products in UK supermarkets.