About Us

Who Are We?

 

Michton Ltd is a family business with its heart fixed on producing unique, quality products right here in Port Talbot, Wales. Innovation, enthusiasm and a love of what we do is at the core of our philosophy, and has helped us along the challenging road of manufacturing and we now supply products to all the leading independent chocolate retailers and a number of the supermarkets in the UK and Europe.
Michelle and Tony sincerely hope that you will enjoy browsing through this web site, and especially hope that you will stop to try some of our delicious products!

Michton - About Us

How Did We Start?

Michelle Wadley and Tony Wadley, siblings originally from South Africa, established Michton Ltd in 1991. Beginnings may have been humble but ambitions were always big. Initially, the duo started out by importing small handcrafted sugar lollipops from the homestead, which they then distributed to UK retailers. After a promising start, the two began calling on the independent specialist confectioners who, in turn, asked them to come up with other novel, atypical products.

By 1992 they had secured a small manufacturing unit in Enfield, near London,  producing hand-made marshmallow novelties, it wasn't long before Tony and Michelle were supplying a number of large British retailers.
But soon enough, the premises in Enfield grew too small to cope with the increase in product demand, and so after a couple of months of intensive searching, the duo finally decided on a factory in Swansea, South Wales where a chance opportunity came about to purchase a flexible chocolate moulding line. For the first time, this allowed them to manufacture for themselves most of the chocolates they were previously forced to buy in. Although they knew that they had an awful lot to learn, they eagerly welcomed the new challenge. Within just a few months, Tony and Michelle started producing and selling their own chocolate.

In 2009, Michton Ltd launched a sister-company, BakeArt, which specialises in the manufacture and sale of a wide variety of bakery products and cake decorations. A big success in its own right, BakeArt also manufactures sugar paste, and houses its very own factory in Ashington, near Newcastle. Here they create a variety of sugar and chocolate sprinkles, as well as print and decorate sugar paste and wafer-based foodstuffs.

Since then, Michton Ltd has gained the reputation as one of Wales' leading suppliers of top-of-the-range novelty confectionery. Michelle and Tony have had the honour of producing tailor-made products for its many customers and, today, they are proud to be supplying to many of Britain's most prestigious retailers.

What We Offer

Personalised Packaging

We have our own digital printing department which means that we can produce personalised packaging to suit any occasion. Our art department has the experience to support you throughout the design process; advising you on all the finer points associated with digital print design, die cutting machines and automatic gluing machines. Because we do all the personalised packaging in-house, we are able to offer very short runs on 100% bespoke packaging which is ideal for weddings, limited marketing campaigns or product trials.  We have a vast knowledge of the food industry and all the inks and card we use is safe to come in direct contact with food.

Weddings

Some of our customers use our chocolates for weddings or baptisms.  Chocolate hearts and candy favours are popular items used by wedding companies. Our chocolate hearts come in over 20 different foil colours.

Cake Decorations

Because we manufacture our own chocolate moulds, we have a number of bakers who use our chocolates as cake decorations, or decorations for deserts. Chocolate is an affordable cake decoration, which can add a touch of luxury to the finished cake. We have a sugar paste and wafer printing department which only uses natural food colours to produce cake decorations suitable for any occasion. We manufacture coloured sugar and sugar sprinkles. Both our coloured sugar and our sugar sprinkles are suitable as cake decorations or on puddings. The are often used as decorations by ice cream parlours as a quick and efficient decoration. Our range of sugar sprinkles include heart sprinkles, lips sprinkles, confetti sprinkles, ghost sprinkles and Xmas tree sprinkles.

Schools and Universities

Schools and Universities use our chocolate eggs and chocolate advent calendars to promote their schools and as a tool to raise funds. Advent calendars are always popular with schools, especially because schools often already have class photos which they are able to email to our digital packaging department who then create the perfect chocolate advent calendar. Chocolate advent calendars can be bought directly from us or through our network of confectionery distributors. Why not use our chocolate advent calendars in your next marketing campaign?

Trade

Promotional Companies

Michton is your perfect partner for supplying promotional confectionery.  Our confectionery ranges from a few pence up to £10, so we have items to suit every budget.  We have been selling chocolates to the Advertising and Promotion market for a number of years and we understand the how this market works.  A number of our items are available on a 5 day lead time, and an express service is available for those orders which can’t wait to buy personalised chocolates.

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