United Kingdom

UK market

Biscuit International UK is the leading specialist supplier of own-label gluten-free biscuits and cookies in the United Kingdom market. Located in Gateshead, our production facility operates three lines, with an annual output exceeding 4,300 tonnes annually in plain, chocolate and sandwich biscuit formats. 

We understand the importance of offering gluten and milk-free options to accommodate the specific dietary requirements of celiacs and those with sensitivities to gluten.

Furthermore, our group capability positions us as a comprehensive one-stop-shop for a wide range of biscuits, bread replacements, and morning goods. This versatility, combined with our commitment to delivering innovation, quality, and value, propels us toward our goal of expanding our presence in the £2.6 billion UK biscuit market. With our local specialist focus and wider group expertise and product capabilities, we’re well positioned to meet the needs of our customers and their shoppers.


Since 1936, we have built a reputation as a leading UK food manufacturer.


Creation of the company by Frederick Shaw with a single recipe for Ginger Parkin


Move to Team Valley to a purpose-built 33,000 square foot facility, ready to supply shopkeepers across the northeast region


Registration of Prewetts brand and launch in the UK


Selling of the business rebranded as Northumbrian Fine Foods, supplying major grocery retailers nationwide


Continued success results in the sale to Biscuit International, as the business focuses on the rising consumer demand for gluten-free foods


Integration into Biscuit International

Our key figures


UK producer of own label of gluten-free biscuits & cookies  


tonnes per annum of biscuits production capacity


skilled employees

Our local presence

We operate three production lines and a state-of-the-art baking oven, producing a wide range of gluten-free, gluten+ and milk-free recipes in various product & packaging formats. 

Gluten Free biscuits (rotary moulded)

Gluten- and milk-free sweet biscuits options. Plain, enrobed, or half-coated with sandwich capability.  

Premium Gluten Free cookies

Delicious “all butter” gluten-free & milk-free options with visible inclusions & enrobing capabilities. 

Premium Gluten+ cookies

Irresistible all butter gluten+ cookies with visible inclusions & enrobing capabilities. 


We are your gateway to accessing continental-style waffles, cakes & biscuits, from across our European business. 

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Leading the way in gluten-free

We pioneered the development of own-label, gluten-free biscuits in the UK, building the foundation for a £90m+ segment in the broader £2.6bn biscuit category.

Our commercial brand

Prewetts delicious range of free-from biscuits and cookies have become an essential part of gluten-free consumers’ weekly shop.
Providing gorgeously gluten-free options including fully enrobed chocolate bars, plain & chocolate digestives, delicious shortcake
jammy wheels and all-butter cookies crammed with a variety of delicious inclusions. 

Team & contact

We are committed to delivering superior product quality and service for our customers. Our ambition is to be the go-to supplier in our chosen categories, fostering mutual growth and prosperity that helps our customers thrive with products that meet their shopper’s needs.”

– Neil Mc Andry, UK Managing Director

Our management team

To learn more about Biscuit International UK, please contact us

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