The Heygate group spans farming, flour and feed milling and baking, with ten flour mills on four sites, a feed mill, two modern bakeries and 7500 acres of mainly arable land in England.
As the Domesday Book testifies there has been a mill on the very same site at Bugbrooke Northamptonshire for over one thousand years. The site is now the group’s headquarters situated next to the River Nene.
It is a family business which has farmed in Northamptonshire since 1562 and moved into milling in the 19th Century, when the grandfather Mr Arthur Robert Heygate Senior of the present joint managing directors, Mr Paul Heygate and Mr Bob Heygate, took over the family mill at Bugbrooke.
Heygates today is steeped in history and traditional values, but run as a modern 21st century business by the grandsons of Arthur Robert Heygate Snr with continued passion, enthusiasm and commitment to the British milling industry and to supplying quality product to its customers.