About Us

Cannington Enterprises Ltd is based at Swang Farm and has been in the Roe family since 1914.

Various farming practices have been carried out at Swang Farm for the best part of 100 years, however, it was during the 80s and 90s when the farm began growing, packing and processing potatoes for onward selling that the cold storage facilities were built.

About Us

In 1997 the company changed direction and the farm operation was separated from what was to become Cannington Cold Stores as the family looked at diversifying.

They began storing cheese in the chilled storage facilities for local producers. What started with a small quantity quickly grew to over 3,000 pallets and other enquiries began to follow for this popular service.

It was during this time that the company began working with Gerber Juice Ltd, which has led to a long-standing working relationship that we are proud to say still exists today.

Anaerobic Digestion was a process that was being quietly evolved at this time but with very few already in existence.

The family believed that by being early adopters of this technology they would not only be able to run their farm from the energy produced, they would be able to sell energy back to the national grid, whilst offering a highly sustainable and green service, which fit within their ethos. Cannington Bio Energy was formed.

Situated on the same site as Cannington Cold Stores, Cannington Bio Energy is unique in the fact that it now generates electricity from both agricultural crops and food waste.

During this time Cannington Cold Stores created a reliable and bespoke service for companies such as North Downs Dairy Co Ltd, AJ and RG Barber, Yeo Valley Organic, GlaxoSmithKline, Gerber Juice Ltd and many others.

The newest arm of an expanding portfolio of services is Cannington Waste Management Services which is dedicated to turning waste back into fertiliser to complete the circle.

Cannington Enterprises is very proud that their business model allows them to be so environmentally friendly whilst fulfilling today’s need for recycling and responsible waste destruction. Only 5% of all waste coming on to site cannot be recycled and it is hoped that this will be addressed within time.

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