Over 50 years of experience – and a wealth and variety of specialist expertise
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.
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
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.
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.
We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and we invest heavily in measures to achieve this.
We believe that all our Partners should have the opportunity to progress through the organisation and acquire new skills along the way.
From humble beginnings in 1966, our organisation has evolved and expanded to occupying over 1 million sq ft of office, manufacturing and warehousing space.
Alan Nuttall launched his shopfitting business – Alan Nuttall Ltd – with £137, specialising in the supply and installation of greengrocery fixtures and display equipment.
Developed the first ever self-service system for fruiterers, which was adopted by supermarkets nationwide.
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.
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.
Fresh Food Solutions division was launched at the Dudley site to become a major supplier of hot, cold and ambient food display equipment.
Launched Project Solutions division to offer Main and Principal Contracting and project management services for retailers and commercial clients.
Acquired Premier Signs in Rugby to offer signage, graphics and acrylic manufacture.
Launched Foodservice Concepts division to offer design and manufacture of bespoke restaurant counters and complete foodservice solutions.
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.
Foodservice Concepts division merged with Fresh Food Solutions to create Foodservice Solutions - one food-orientated division.
The Alan Nuttall Partnership Ltd was established, creating an employee-owned company.
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.
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.