Bentley Organic was launched in the UK in 2006, starting with a small range of organic soap products. The brand has been received with great success and continues to grow, now producing body care, hair care, baby care and a unique range of household cleaning products.
Their mission is to provide affordable alternatives to premium priced uncertified competitors, making organic lifestyle choices accessible to a wider market. To do so they stand by two key philosophies; firstly that all products are Soil Association certified as a guarantee to consumers of their organic integrity. And secondly that they are ‘Of the Earth, not costing the Earth’, as an integrated manufacturer and supplier Bentley Organics are able to offer customers a better value product – they believe organic products should be reasonably, not premium, priced.
Bentley Organic is a subsidiary of Thos. Bentley & Son Ltd that was established in the 1800’s making soap for the textile industry. The organisation diversified their offering by creating soap-based products suitable for other markets and today the largest subsidiary, Stephenson Group Ltd, is one of the world’s leading speciality soap base producers, exporting product throughout the world. The business is still run from the same site in Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) and continues to expand on its experience and develop new skills, now focusing on using green chemistry to create innovative new products that provide safer alternatives for the individual and the environment.
In 2000 – and then again in 2007 – the company was proud to achieve the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious award for business performance.