In 1991 the cost of petrol was 39.5p per litre, the average house price was £60,000, interest rates were 12% and ‘The Clash’ had a number 1 hit with ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’. This was the same year that two friends, David Watkins and Tony Nelder, brought across their first consignment of Belgian chocolates from a small wholesaler, just outside of Zeebrugge. Creme d’Or was born.
The two friends had a very clear vision: To supply their customers with top quality, fresh and innovative product and to offer a level of customer service that would become the envy of others.
26 years on this ethos is stronger than ever and the ‘family’ of Creme d’Or extends from its staff to its vast array of customers throughout the UK and overseas.
Today, Creme d’Or operates from its 20,000 sq.ft. warehouse on the outskirts of Beverley in East Yorkshire, employing 30 people who make up the customer support, sales, export, product, stock procurement, accounts and warehouse teams.