Nambarrie

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Nambarrie Tea Co. Ltd
Subsidiary
Founded Belfast, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1860)
Key people
Pratt and Montgomery
Products Teas
Owner Twinings
Website www.nambarrie.co.uk
Nambarrie sign on a tea packing warehouse, Belfast

Nambarrie is the brand name of a tea company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now owned by Twinings. Nambarrie Tea Co. Ltd. now operates delivery depots in Mallusk, County Antrim and Glasgow, being the third biggest brand in Scotland.[1]

Founding and war years[edit]

Founded in 1860,[1] the company began trading in York Street, originally as 'Pratt and Montgomery'. However, during wartime bombing in 1941, the company's premises in Tomb Street were completely destroyed, reportedly leaving only a horse drawn delivery van intact.

Sponsorship[edit]

In 1998, Nambarrie teamed up with author Geoff Hill to sponsor "The Nambarrie Run: Delhi to Belfast on a Royal Enfield", and repeated the stunt in 2006 with "The Nambarrie Run II: Chile to Alaska on a Triumph". Richard McQuillan, Marketing Executive for Nambarrie said "We are delighted to be involved with Geoff in his latest journey, as the number one tea in Northern Ireland it is great that we can be supportive of our local writing talent."

Nambarrie has also been involved in sponsoring many other charity events, such as The Great Scottish Run in 2002, and raising money for The Maggie's Centre, Glasgow's first dedicated cancer care centre.[1]

Former factory[edit]

On 10, April 2008 Nambarrie announced its plans to close its factory in Belfast. The factory is now closed and production currently takes place in England. The signs of the Belfast Nambarrie factory are still attached to the building, however the factory is seriously deteriorating and abandoned.

Fans[edit]

Writer and comedian Will Self is a self-confessed fan of Nambarrie.

References[edit]

[2]

  1. ^ a b c "Nambarrie website". Nambarrie.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiDAzPaWhYA

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