Equal Partners. Stronger together.

A culture that produces better solutions for our customers

Across our two brands, we operate a single culture. One that recognises the contributions of all our Partners and supports them to deliver their best work. This approach gives our customers innovative and unrivalled results.

180

Dedicated Partners across our two brands

2

High spec locations in Dudley and Hinckley

1m+

Sq ft of warehouse and manufacturing space

Who we are

The Alan Nuttall Partnership is an employee-owned company comprising two brands, industry leaders in hot-holding and food-to-go solutions – Flexeserve, and shopfitting and interior fit-out specialists – Nuttall.

All our employees are Partners, with an Employee Ownership Trust holding the majority of shares in the Partnership.

What we do

We deliver the best possible solutions for our customers

Flexeserve

Flexeserve is the world-leading specialist in hot-holding equipment and food-to-go solutions, supporting everyone from single location independents to some of the largest retail brands in the world. We revolutionise our customers’ operations by improving efficiency, reducing food waste and expanding the range of food they can offer.

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Nuttall

Nuttall is one of the UK’s foremost store fitting specialists. We design, manufacture and install standard and bespoke display equipment for retail and commercial environments.

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Design & development

We are incredibly passionate about design. Within both brands, we have teams of in-house designers, 3D visualisers and CAD specialists developing the best solutions with a focus on both innovation and value.

Manufacture

We have made significant investment in equipping our team with state-of-the-art equipment to achieve the best results, and implemented processes that enable them to achieve higher productivity.

Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and we invest heavily in measures to achieve this.

Professional development

We believe that all our Partners should have the opportunity to progress through the organisation and acquire new skills along the way.

Heritage

From humble beginnings in 1966, our organisation has evolved and expanded to occupying over 1 million sq ft of office, manufacturing and warehousing space.
1966
1966

Alan Nuttall launched his shopfitting business – Alan Nuttall Ltd – with £137, specialising in the supply and installation of greengrocery fixtures and display equipment.

1975

Developed the first ever self-service system for fruiterers, which was adopted by supermarkets nationwide.

1976

Fruity Fruits was launched, to become a very successful retail business. When sold to the Co-op for £3.5m in 1989, it was the largest independent fruit and vegetable business in the UK, with 67 stores employing over 650 staff.

1986

Acquired retail shelving company and the Dudley site from the Co-op. This subsequently evolved into the Store Fitting manufacturing division in 2004, becoming a major supplier of retail fixtures and fittings for many High Street brands.

1993

Fresh Food Solutions division was launched at the Dudley site to become a major supplier of hot, cold and ambient food display equipment.

1997

Launched Project Solutions division to offer Main and Principal Contracting and project management services for retailers and commercial clients.

1999

Acquired Premier Signs in Rugby to offer signage, graphics and acrylic manufacture.

2004

Launched Foodservice Concepts division to offer design and manufacture of bespoke restaurant counters and complete foodservice solutions.

2005

Nuttall's won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding achievement in innovation with the invention of the pioneering TurboServe®, a self-service heated display utilising patented technology.

2013

Foodservice Concepts division merged with Fresh Food Solutions to create Foodservice Solutions - one food-orientated division.

2015

The Alan Nuttall Partnership Ltd was established, creating an employee-owned company.

2016

Celebrations and jubilation as the Partnership marked the fantastic first 50 years of success! The company had grown from a small display firm into a multi-award-winning business, counting many of the UK’s top retail and hospitality brands amongst its customers.

Today

The Alan Nuttall Partnership Ltd is the largest, most diverse, employee-owned shopfitting and interior solutions business in the UK. The Partnership is made up of two brands, Flexeserve and Nuttall.