Carley’s of Cornwall Ltd is a manufacturing company 100% dedicated to making a range of lovely organic foods.
We have two working directors: Shirley Carley and John Carley, and currently two further employees: Steph Heller and Rachel Carley.
The business started in 1974 as a wholefood shop opened by Bill Scott and called “The Granary”. That little shop has given rise to several businesses in Cornwall, including The Granary wholesalers, at least two other independent shops, and us!
Many years ago Bill moved on to follow his love of the stage and run “Miracle Theatre”. Miracle Theatre is well known in Cornwall and many other parts of the UK. If you get a chance to see a Miracle show you must! Be warned it can be habit forming!
We now trade from a small factory unit in Truro, Cornwall, where we moved in 2003 after the premises were completely refurbished with the financial support of Triodos Bank, and the EAGGF (European Agricultural Guidance & Guarantee Fund).
At Carley’s we started manufacturing because we wanted to produce a range of interesting and distinctive organic products initially just to sell in our own shop. Quite quickly friends in the area asked if we could supply them too and so a business was born.
We joined the Soil Association in the 1980s, and gained our licence in 1992. We make organic products because we believe wholeheartedly in the rightness of the organic movement.
We have always been advocates of the benefits of organic foods, and want to be “part of the solution, not part of the problem”!