What we do
Having won over 200 awards in the last decade, we are industry experienced problem solvers with over 40 years behind us creating some of the leading drinks on the market. Our beverage recipe development lab has everything you need to create the best recipe formulation for your drink, calling on over 1,500 ingredients in stock from 42 core suppliers. We bulk buy and sell a large range of ingredients, with access to ingredients SME’s can’t source with their low volume. Being one of the leading European recipe consultants for retail and emerging brands, we ensure your product comes to market as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Our SALSA accredited small contract bottling facility can handle glass bottles 50ml – 750ml with ROPP aluminium caps or GPI twist caps, from as little as 400 units for pilot testing up to 10,000 units per recipe. Many of our clients come to test products with us before heading to a larger soft drink manufacturer.
We are not just a beverage consultant company who point you in the right direction, we partner with our clients to help on all things operational, from ingredient sourcing and supply, recipe development, technical support, contract manufacturing upscaling, nutritional’s, label compliance and ensuring all operational paperwork is complete.
Making drinks is a complex process, there are hundreds of decisions to make, each one linked together throughout the chain. Its the right ingredients, function and claims, with the right container, closure, label and water source, using the correct machinery, processes and contract filler, while getting the right paperwork. We show you the whole 360 picture, from start to finish, so we are all confident that everyone can deliver as intended.
We have built one of the largest independent libraries of the best flavours, extracts, botanicals and functional ingredients in Europe, offering a new beverage development service that’s best in class. We have spent decades using; researching and partnering with the right suppliers across the globe to bring our customers a truly unique proposition you cant find anywhere else. Our bulk buying ensures you get better pricing, lower MOQ’s, and access to ingredients otherwise off limits.
Our reputation and IP comes from knowing who can fill what type of products and in what packaging, and what process they use. With access to a large range of different drink manufacturers across the EU and beyond, each having invested in different machinery, we specifically target ones that fit the brief for recipe, containers and target price.
We operate ingredient supply chains for retailers, distributors, wholesalers and brands. We have a team dedicated to sourcing, buying and logistics, ensuring ingredients move to the correct destination. This affords us bulk buying power and very competitive pricing.
We operate a SALSA accredited small scale bottling facility where customers can pilot test their products or do small contract bottling runs from 400 units up to 10,000 units. Our state of the art equipment can handle glass bottles from 50ml – 750ml, ROPP cap or GPI caps, labels, pasteurisation and packed onto trays and shrinked or boxed.
Fraser GormleyHead of Quality, Brewdog
Liquid Fusion have provided us with exceptional expertise and support in our flavour development work.The passion and industry knowledge of Hayley has been key for us in the appraisal, blending and selection of a range of exciting and innovative flavoured drinks. We could not recommend the team enough and look forward to continued collaboration with them.
Jack ScottCo-Founder, Dash Water
Having started working with Liquid Fusion from concept stage they have been instrumental in our progress to date. Everything seems to run smoothly when they are involved and nothing is too much hassle. Their knowledge of the drinks industry is second to none, and it’s been a joy to work with them from kitchen samples to cans ready to be sold in the warehouse. Look forward to working with them into the future and would highly recommend.
Angus ThirlwellCEO, Hotel Chocolat
Liquid Fusion is literally the key to unlock the door when you want to innovate drink products. A great breadth of skills and capabilities makes the business a one stop shop.
Hannah NadryR&D Project Manager, Taylors of Harrogate
Liquid Fusion have been great partners to work with over the past 2 years. They have assisted us through difficult development briefs and have always been available to talk through situations in order to help us make decisions. Ed and the team are very good at making things happen and I have appreciated their patience and ability to adapt to our changing briefs. Through their supply chain, ingredients and technical expertise, Liquid fusion have helped us develop quality products. Here’s to a strong long lasting business relationship.
George BagosCo-Founder, 3 Cents
Liquid Fusion offered us solutions all the way from design to production. They have been a great partner for us and helped us produce the beverages we had in mind with their professional work and great supply of ingredients. Ed and Hayley have been constantly there for us, advising and helping in every aspect of product safety and development and we look forward to a long time of cooperation with them.
Rahi DaneshmandOwner, Virtue Drinks
Liquid Fusion are an extremely talented recipe developer and always goes out of their way to make sure the client is happy. In sourcing, they constantly exceed expectations and are able to source it seems any ingredient you can think of from around the world. They have helped us from concept through finding the right manufacturing partner for our cans, helping us through all technical aspects. It has been a real pleasure working with the Liquid Fusion team.
Paddy Cavanagh-ButlerMD, Punchy Drinks
Liquid Fusion have been instrumental in the progression of our business from near enough day one, offering not only delicious and cost effective recipes, but help and advice when we need it most. I highly recommend their service. Cheers!
Dash LilleyCo-Founder, Three Spirit
Liquid Fusion provide a high level of professional support and know how. They have been incredibly helpful in working with us during the early stages of NPD and pilot manufacturing. Ed and Hayley have huge experience and are generous with their knowledge which is not always the case in this industry. I hope to continue to work with them for as long as possible.
Talula WhiteOwner, Sekforde Mixers
Liquid Fusion's support has seen us through from a concept pitch to a supply contract with a national retailer. Along the way they have been fantastic to work with - creative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and personally bought into our company's projects. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Mark LilleyOwner, Abokado
It's always a pleasure working with Liquid Fusion. Nothing's too much trouble, they are very solutions orientated and their understanding of the drinks market is second to none. LF have now supported us in designing the recipes for all of our cold pressed and crush drinks and supply our entire range of bespoke drinks through their extensive network.
Craig JonesCo-Founder, Fiovana
Liquid Fusion have been fantastic partners for Fiovana over the past year. We were in a place where we needed help to take the taste of our drinks to ‘the next level’ and were struggling to do it within our own business. We were introduced to the Liquid Fusion team and they made light work of improving our drinks due to their vast knowledge of ingredients with a real expertise in the best natural flavours from around the world. We have seen our sales transform since switching to the new recipe and customer feedback has been excellent. They have gone over & above in showing faith in us a business and provided us with support that we are incredibly appreciative of. From simplifying our procurement process, through to making samples at short notice and investigating challenges with production they have helped us out a lot. We are excited about what our partnership with Liquid Fusion can bring as we continue to innovate and develop more recipes.
Felix TanzerMD & Owner, JF Rabbit
Liquid Fusion have provided the back bone of our new product development over the last 2 years. I have absolute faith in their ability to deliver every aspect of the innovation process. From recipe development and ingredient sourcing, through to production contacts and manufacturing expertise, they provide an invaluable resource that as a small business we couldn’t hope to retain in house. I also value their honesty and flexibility. As everyone knows, the world of production is rarely straightforward! Here’s to a prosperous partnership in the future.
Simon HillsCo-Founder, Truestart Coffee
From our first phone call, I knew that Ed and his team were the right people to embark on our drinks journey with. We have both learned a lot together while innovating our drinks range. The knowledge and can-do attitude shown by everyone at all stages has meant we have a range of market leading drinks that we are extremely proud of and look forward to extending with Liquid Fusion in the near future.
Alex JollivetCo-Founder, Long Tail Mixers
We went to Liquid Fusion with recipe ideas generated in the kitchen and with their skills and expertise they helped us turn these ideas into quality products. Every step of our journey they have supported us with a top quality service and both in-house and introducing us to their network to support our growth. We strongly recommend Liquid Fusion to all people we meet who are looking for recipe development and will continue to do so.
Raido KeremeOwner, Belief Water
Liquid Fusion team has very strong experience and know how in recipe development and sourcing ability. If there is any possibility at all for any kind of new idea - they will find it.