Needham Chalks.

70 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

Needham Chalks, now owned by Harlow Agricultural Merchants (HAM) Ltd, was established in 1947 at its current home in Needham Market.

Then, the chalk was dug by hand mainly for the agricultural sector as farmers looked to become more productive and the knowledge of soil properties improved.

From 1947 to 1979 Needham continued to work from its base in Needham Market, however with the drive from farmers to increase soil management Needham Chalks (HAM) Ltd took the decision to increase its production and with this the acquisition of Newport Quarry in Essex.

Shortly after this Barton Mills in West Suffolk was purchased and then the move into Norfolk came with the purchase of Castle Acre in West Norfolk and Caistor in East Norfolk.

We also use Anstey and Codicote quarries, making us their primary users for chalk supply to western East Anglia.

With the backing of Harlow Agricultural Merchants (HAM), who bought the company in 2012, we continue to be the largest supplier of quarried chalk in our region and continue to expand into other sectors of the agricultural and industrial markets.

In conjunction with our chalk production we are the UK’s largest supplier of whole and knapped flints.

Needham Chalks (HAM) Ltd now sells over 100,000 tonnes of chalk for spreading to agricultural soils across East Anglia as well as for industrial purposes.

The future for Needham Chalks (HAM) Ltd is looking bright, with lots of new ideas and projects being shaped up by our committed work force. Such projects include our new sand and gravel operation at Caistor in Norfolk, with similar projects currently being developed at our other quarries. GPS mapping for our soil sampling analysis has been in practice since 2013 and we look forward to developing this side of the business further.

WE SUPPLY LIME AND CHALK TO A MULTITUDE OF BUSINESSES

Today Needham Chalks (HAM) Ltd own and operate out of 4 quarries throughout East Anglia supplying lime to farmers and other businesses requiring lime. Needham sells into the brick industry, as well as producing chalk for:

  • Heritage Morter
  • Garden Lime
  • Line Marking
  • Pond Water quality restoration
  • Flue Gas Desulphurisation

Needham also produce knapped flints for the building trade and have supplied flint all around Europe for building restoration.

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS ENABLES THEM TO ACHIEVE

Industries we work with include:

  • Farming (Arable & livestock)
  • Building (Flooring, bricks)
  • Horticulture (Siltex, garden lime)
  • Equestrain (Horse paddocks)
  • Landscaping (Para Moudras)
  • Pet supplies (Tortoise chalk)
  • Exterior design (Brick chalk)
  • Leisure (Line-marking)

MEET THE TEAM

Adrian Halliday - Director Needham Chalks (HAM) Ltd.

ADRIAN HALLIDAY

DIRECTOR – NEEDHAM CHALKS (HAM) LTD
Richard Blew - Needham Chalks.

RICHARD BLEW

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR / LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

Essex, South and East Suffolk.

Mobile: 07860 183188

Peter Robert - Needham Chalks.

PETER ROBERTS

BSc (Hons) / BASIS / FACTS

FERTILISER MANAGER / LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

Essex, South Suffolk and South Cambridge.

Mobile: 07885 257426

ANNELISE FORD

AGRICULTURAL LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

Suffolk and South NORFOLK.

Mobile: 07885 257422

Derek Morris - Needham Chalks.

DEREK MORRIS

FACTS

AGRICULTURAL LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire.

Mobile: 07771 918221

Mark Petty - Needham Chalks.

MARK PETTY

MIKE AVERILL

FACTS

AGRICULTURAL LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

Norfolk Norfolk.

Mobile: 07885 257425

Freddie Rolt.

FREDDIE ROLT

AGRICULTURAL LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire.

Mobile: 07973 538945

RACHEL KLAUSNER

AGRICULTURAL LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

Central & East Suffolk.

Mobile: 07900 515192

RUTH WORTHINGTON

AGRICULTURAL LIME AND FERTILISER SALES

South Norfolk and North Suffolk.

Mobile: 07885 252749

LOUISE GODDARD

COMPANY ACCOUNTANT

Office: 01449 720227

Katherine Ridley - Needham Chalks.

KATHERINE RIDLEY

FARM SALES APPRENTICE

Norfolk/Suffolk.

George Dewhurst. Farm Sales Apprentice Beds/Herts.

GEORGE DEWHURST

AGRICULTURAL LIME & FERTILISER SALES

Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire.

JOIN OUR TEAM

“Needham Chalks provide an excellent accurate and timely service.
We are now variably applying lime so it is going on where needed rather than a blanket treatment.
We are probably not putting any less on, but are putting the right amount on in the right place.
I would highly recommend their GPS mapping service to anyone.”

WILLIAM EASTON • F.H. EASTON LTD.

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