Our Story

Find out more about our journey so far, our passions and what makes us different here at Hilltop.

hilltop founded

hello hilltop

Following a back injury, which saw him out of work, and a birthday gift, his very first hive, Scott found himself fascinated by bees. He jarred up his hard work from that summer and shared the golden nectar with his friends and family. Much to his surprise, the local shops wanted in on this to..

the team blossomed

Scott +1...

After two years set up as a sole trader, things started getting real, the time came to expand and Scott made the plunge hiring our first employee. Gulp. Things started moving at pace and Hilltop started supplying countless independent farm shops & deli’s across the country.

retail expansion

You can find us here, here, here and here...

A big year for Hilltop as the range grew along with us, we launched an exciting selection of British, Cut Comb and Organic Honey ranges into major UK retailers, including Sainsbury's, Holland & Barrett, Selfridge's and online at Amazon and Ocado. Hilltop quickly expanded their range to include Speciality and Manuka honey varieties, along with bee pollen and delicious cut comb. Available in reusable glass jars and 100% recyclable easy squeezy bottles.

Organically certified

Organically approved...

An exciting step forward for Hilltop, with the launch of our new range of Organic Honey. After working closely with the Soil Association and receiving Organic approval that all standards and production requirements were met, we could be confident that our new range both tastes delicious and is kind to the environment too.

hilltop are award winning

great taste winners 2016

Taking home 3 Great Taste Winners - 1 star awarded for the Spanish Thyme Honey, 1 star awarded for the Spanish Orange Blossom Honey, 1 star awarded for the Mexican Yucatan Honey - & the Golden Fork for the Spanish Thyme Honey.

big move no1

a new Hilltop HQ

As Hilltop scaled, our next big move was from our 3,000 sq ft. location in Caersws, Mid Wales to our new 14,000 sq ft. HQ in Newtown, based just down the road. Located in a rural area, community is at the heart of everything we do, from sponsoring our local Football team to donating 25% of the profit for the sales of our Adopt a Bee with the Honeypot Charity.

kosher certified

Tech us out...

2019 was the year that Hilltop products became Kosher certified by the KLBD, we achieved a Grade A for our first BRC Audit, we began in-house authenticity testing on honey and expanded our Technical Team welcoming our new Head of Technical - A big year for all things Technical at Hilltop!

well hello new look

Hilltop rebrand

As Hilltop continue to expand into new categories with the launch of Maple Syrup, we took the plunge to update the look and feel of our packaging and begin the transition from Hilltop Honey to simply, Hilltop. Keep an eye out in supermarkets and online for some of our new jars, but don’t worry, although our look has changed, our product quality and delicious taste remains the same.

2021

MARKET EXPANSION - HILLTOP ENERGY

Knowing that honey is a natural source of energy, we launched with 'Hilltop Energy' with a range of all natural Energy Gels. Hilltop is working with Dr Jamie Pugh of Liverpool John Moores University, in a unique long term study to compare the benefits of taking a natural product for energy vs a man made. Keep an eye out for more products launching soon...

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2021

⁠Not one award but FOUR. Hilltop is no stranger to a Great Taste Award and we are thrilled to have been recognised again in 2021. Organised by The Guild of Fine Food, The Great Taste Awards act as an acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink, with each star recognising that the product is delicious and delivers fantastic flavour.⁠

HILLTOP HQ

As our business has grown we have outgrown another Hilltop HQ and off we flew to a bigger and better premises, just down the road in Newtown, Wales.