From our family, to yours
Welcome to our home!
When other brands left the UK to cut costs, we stayed. Why? Because we rely on our world-class farms here at home to craft the world’s most natural baby formula.
We believe the best ingredients are those grown locally. We believe in supporting local family farmers and farms. We believe our children deserve a better baby milk.
Local supply chain means traceability, sustainability and knowing every step of the process, from farm to formula.
At Kendal Nutricare we are incredibly proud to manufacture the only baby milk made in the UK and to serve millions of parents worldwide.
Our Proud History
60 years of feeding the future
Kendamil is awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise by the Lord Lieutenant for Cumbria, Claire Hensman.
Kendamil wins Gold at the Mother and Baby Awards 2021 for Best Product for Bottle Feeding!
Kendamil gets a ‘company Knighthood’! In April 2020 we were honoured to receive the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2020.
Movin’ on up! In March 2020 we were thrilled to be recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies.
Milk fit for a Prince! In April 2019 British press reported that Kendamil Classic Stage 2 had been supplied to the Royal Household for HRH Prince Louis
A very official seal of approval! In February 2019 we were awarded the Board of Trade Award for Kendamil’s rapid success around the world.
The cream of the crop! In May 2018 Kendamil was awarded the Gold Medal by Monde Selection as the best infant formula in the world!
One small step for nature … April 2018 saw the launch of Kendamil Organic – the first full cream, palm-oil free organic milk in Europe.
Finally, a product of our own! Designed from the ground up, we proudly launched Kendamil, named after our town and team in 2016.
A new standard of excellence. July 2016 saw our factory reach the coveted BRC AA grade status. A factory first and a proud day.
A new chapter for Kendal! In June 2015, the Kendal factory came under family ownership for the very first time, saving over 90 local jobs.
Raising the bar. In 2007 the Kendal plant was certified BRC A grade status, validating the world-class quality standards in place on-site.
In 1999 the Kendal factory was recognized as a European Centre of Excellence for the making of Infant formulas and infant-grade cereals.
In 1968 Glaxo purchased the Farley’s brand of infant nutrition, making Kendal one of the leading infant nutrition sites in the UK.
In 1962, Glaxo (later GSK) arrive in the UK and establish their first UK factory in Kendal, in the heart of the English Lake District.
No Palm Oil
Protecting our wildlife and indigenous communities.
Higher farming standards and animal welfare, no pesticides.
No Fish Oil
Protecting depleted fish stocks by using plant-based sources).
Our local supply chain keeps our carbon footprint low.
Our factory exclusively uses 100% renewable electricity.
our factory exclusively uses 100% renewable electricity
our supply chain has the lowest carbon footprint globally
No Fish Oil
protecting depleted fish stocks (we use plant-based sources)
higher farming standards and animal welfare, no pesticides
No Palm Oil
protecting rainforests, wildlife and indigenous communities
Kendamil, Natural from farm to formula
Whole Milk Fats
Alongside our British heritage and other recipe innovations, Kendamil is perhaps best known for our unique inclusion of whole milk in our formula.
Whereas the industry standard is for the fat in infant formula to be entirely derived from vegetable fats, Kendamil uniquely uses full cream whole milk as a source of fat in its recipe. As well as bringing us closer to the gold standard of breastmilk with the inclusion of mammals milk fat, our reduced reliance on vegetable oils allows us to avoid palm oil and focus on more preferable sources of essential fatty acids.Learn More
Our Family Business
Founder (and Dad)
With a background in Food Science and a career in food spanning 30+ years, Ross founded Kendal Nutricare with the mission of bringing formula production back to the UK and bringing pride to the town of Kendal by creating the highest quality range of infant nutrition products possible.
Dylan (son #2) works within our Technology team, working to ensure that our website and media accounts run smoothly and provide parents with a positive experience from the moment that they first learn about Kendamil to the moment their littles ones grow out of our range.
William (son #1) works closely with our Content and Creative team to ensure that everything we publish, whether it be a blog post or a new product can, is closely aligned with our brand values and company mission.
Healthcare Development Lead
Jo has been working in the infant feeding industry for 17 years and believes that forging solid working partnerships with the NHS can make a really positive difference for families across the UK. "The uniqueness of this British Family business is what brought me to Kendamil and our traceability, sustainability and passion as a business motivates me every day."
Paediatric Nurse and Medical Affairs Manager
Anna is the Medical Affairs Manager for Kendamil and a Paediatric nurse with 20 years experience in the NHS. With two young children of her own, Anna is very passionate about infant and childhood nutrition. "I am proud to be working for a British family company that not just considers its environmental impact and supports UK businesses but always uses the very best ingredients in their products."
Healthcare Development Lead
Tricia has 20 years experience working in healthcare, the majority of which has been spent working in infant and paediatric nutrition. "It's great to work for a family business who not only share my values but who also genuinely share my passion for providing the best infant and toddler nutrition products."
Simon leads the Production team at Kendamil and is one of our longest serving members of staff. Simon has worked in the dairy industry since leaving school and is incredibly passionate about ensuring that every product that leaves our facility in Kendal is of the highest quality.
Head of Research and Development
Steve has been working in our facility in Kendal for over 40 years and has watched the formula industry evolve over four decades. Steve takes great pride in leading the Research team and is responsible for our unique recipe which nourishes millions of infants around the world.
Quality Assurance Manager
Luke is our Quality Assurance Manager and has a background in Pharmacology and Dairy Processing. As the Quality Assurance Manager for Kendamil, Luke takes great pride in our BRC AA Quality rating and ensuring that every product that leaves our facility is of the highest possible quality standards.
The Lake District
Kendal is located in the English Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to some of your favourite characters like Peter Rabbit and Postman Pat. It isn’t always sunny (or dry!) but it creates the perfect climate for our happy cows and organic farms. Regular rainfall enriches the grass with minerals that our Jersey cows munch on year-round.