About Us

“At Magnavale we believe that manufacturers should be free to do what they excel at; creating the amazing products that the market demands. Therefore, we strive to facilitate a supply chain that is as short as possible, to provide a full range of services that cut cost, risk and complication.

We want our clients to think of us as reliable partners, as a collaborative extension of their own business.” 

Magnavale Blast Freezing

UK Cold Storage

Over 30 years of experience providing temperature-controlled storage to the food sector.

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Modern Storage Facilities

Our cold storage facilities use the most advanced equipment to enhance efficiencies.

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Bespoke Solutions

Every operation is different, that’s why we operate customisable equipment.
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Food Sector Experts

Over 20 years of experience date coding, labelling and relabelling for the food industry.

Our History

In 2016, several cold storage businesses based at the current Magnavale Chesterfield, Magnavale Scunthorpe and Magnavale Warrington facilities merged under the Rick Bestwick brand name and achieved the critical mass needed to offer a national service to the Food Industry.

From 2016 through to 2021, the business thrived and grew under tough operating conditions and pressures from Brexit, Covid and industry wide changes to legislation.


In 2021 it became clear that the Rick Bestwick brand, while known for quality and reliability didn’t reflect the forward thinking and technologically innovative direction the business was taking.

It was therefore decided to proceed with the name that had brought the business together and envisioned the future it would strive towards, Magnavale.

Our People

Amanda Cogan

Amanda Cogan

Chief Operating Officer

Through established policies and procedures, Amanda plans, directs and oversees the operational aspect of the business.

Amanda and her family are avid boxing fans, Amanda also loves to read, both fiction and true crime.



John Manley

John Manley

Head of Finance

John has the day to day responsibility for our finance team and finance functions.

John is a family man, follows rugby union and is a true foodie.


Mark Slater

Mark Slater

Group Engineering Manager

Mark is responsible for all maintenance, engineering systems, and Capex project execution, to ensure the day to day running and efficiencies of all sites.

Mark loves his DIY and travel.

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Contact Us

Head Office:
Magnavale Ltd, Park Road,
Holmewood Industrial Park,
Chesterfield, S42 5UY

01246 854999