Established in 1878, Thomas Bell and Sons Ltd have been importing quality fertilisers for over fifty years, and were pioneers in the introduction of big bags.  Thomas Bell import and supply a large range of quality fertilisers into major ports throughout the UK.

Having built the business over many years, we are now are the largest privately owned independent importer of fertilisers in the UK.  Nationally, we supply fertiliser direct to farm, buying groups and merchants.


1878 Local agricultural millers and grain merchants

1930 Diversified to general agricultural merchants

1950 Growth with further expansion into suppling feed, fertilisers and seed

1970 Started importing fertiliser with 70,000 sq ft of warehousing facilities and expansion in our transport network with a fleet of 10 artic lorries. At this time we were packaging 100,000 tonne of IBC bagged product.

1990 Expansion from local merchants to national suppliers of imported quality fertilisers.

2000 Growth continues in our product portfolio ensuring we deliver quality and cost effective alternatives to the agricultural trade.

2015 Introduced 12 lorries to our operations to increase the level of service we offer to our customers.

2017 Installation of blending operations within ABP Bulk Park Immingham.

Where we are today...

We are the largest privately owned fertiliser importer offering a large range of high quality fertilisers. This is all backed up with state of the art blending plant, 150,000 sq ft of undercover storage and our own fleet of lorries.


Despite being at the forefront of importing, supplying and manufacturing high quality fertilisers, we are dedicated to providing an excellent customer service.  We believe in old fashioned values and deal with people at a personal level.

We are different

We are passionate about caring for our customers and this quality is shared by all of our employees. We treat customers in a way that is unique, which sets us apart from many of our competitors. As one of our customers, you will always deal with a members of staff you know and have regular contact with.

We are not a team because we work together, we are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other