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SEDEX: Supplier Ethical Data Exchange
RSPO: Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil – Supply Chain System
GMP: Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) / ISO 22716
BRC/RILA: British Retail Consortium – Consumer Product Global Standard

Why Choose Us

Established in 1882, John Drury manufactures vegetable and tallow-derived soap base noodles (including RSPO soap noodles and flakes) for customers to manufacture their own bar soaps.

Bedforth, our sister division, is a specialist contract manufacturer of shelf-ready personal care products including bar and liquid soaps and is technically skilled at developing and manufacturing customers’ private label collections to enhance consumer value.

Based in West Yorkshire, England, we supply a variety of businesses from large UK large supermarkets and retailers to some of the high street luxury brands and main-stream money conscious brands with private-label and John Drury branded soap. 

If your company is interested in broadening your own-label soap range with modern-designed bar and liquid soaps our Avoca or Natural Extracts ranges provide comprehensive brand portfolio of hand soap, anti-bacterial hand gel, bar soap, shampoos, conditioners and lotions. With years of expertise, we are able to advise on specifications and formulations and create your own label brand range.

Today we are one of the UK’s leading soap base manufacturers of vegetable and tallow-derived soap noodles and flakes.  As a business, we are committed to delivering high-quality British-manufactured products which meet our customers’ requirements.

John Drury also manufacturers Melt & Pour soap base, addressing the needs for businesses and consumers alike to create their own beautiful hand-poured soaps.  To find out more about how to make your own beautifiul soap, click here.

Our Certifications

Don’t just take our word for it, our certifications and years of experience, speak for themselves. Both divisions are RSPO certificed and Bedforth's certifications include:

  • BRC Certified: British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade AA (2022). First certified in 2005.
  • GMP Certified: ISO 22716/Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • RSPO Certified: Supply Chain for Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil since 2012.
  • SEDEX: John Drury is a member of Sedex. Sedex is home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platform for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information quickly and easily.
  • Years of experience: Over 140 years of manufacturing soap base noodles and flakes and finished contract-manufactured bar, liquid soaps, lotions, creams and hand sanitisers designed and manufactured for customers worldwide.
  • Our beliefs: We do not test products on animals.

Volume trade enquiries welcome (minimum 1 tonne), contact us by email sales@john-drury.co.uk or by phone.