REED Boardall is marking the completion of 25 years since the frozen food storage and distribution business opened its first cold store at its Boroughbridge headquarters.

In 1992, the family business, which is still headed by founder and current chief executive Keith Boardall with his son Marcus as deputy chief executive, opened the doors of the 3,000 pallet capacity store having moved from its previous base in Northallerton.

Initially there was just one shift and the first customer to move into this new facility was WCF Foods, whose factory was just along the road.

Twenty-five years on, Reed Boardall has become one of the biggest names in food logistics, working with food manufacturers and retailers across the UK and storing around £100 million worth of products on their behalf.

The £60 million turnover business now operates 24/7 and has a 180-strong fleet of vehicles moving up to 12,000 pallets a day. It is now one of the biggest employers in the area, employing 780 staff.