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Rectella International Ltd is a family owned private company established in the 1950s. Bar-Be-Quick is a registered trademark of Rectella International Ltd and was introduced in the mid 1980s. Rectella International Ltd operates from premises in Burnley, Lancashire. The site comprises of 160,000 sq. ft. of warehousing and production facilities (with satellite warehousing of 40,000 sq ft) which supports two production lines for the Instant Barbecues and the packing of Instant Lighting Lumpwood Charcoal products.

Bar-Be-Quick was the first UK charcoal supplier to obtain FSC® certification for its charcoal products and recently became the first global supplier of Fairly Traded Charcoal

Paul Keighley

Paul Keighley
MD of Rectella International Ltd.


1986-Launch of Instant Barbecues

Into the UK market. Started trading with MB Hill, South Africa. Rectella International Ltd designed, developed and marketed the first Instant
Barbecue, Bar-Be-Quick was born.

1986-First major UK supermarket

First ever customer, Gateway Supermarket. 1st SPOGA exhibition in Cologne, Germany. Began trading with J Sainsbury’s.

1987-First on pack promotion

Working with Birds Eye to promote our Instant Barbecue.

1987-ISO accreditation

Applied for and achieved ISO accreditation. First exports. First Instant Barbecues were exported to Canada, Norway and Holland.

1992-Party size Instant Barbecues

Larger party Instant Barbecue was introduced to the range.

1996-FSC® certification

Become the first UK charcoal supplier to be awarded FSC® certification.(Forest Stewardship Council®).

1997-Began trading with Namibia

Start of our long and dedicated partnership with Jumbo Charcoal: producing and supplying FSC® certified charcoal.

1999-Distribution centre opened in Burnley

Production and warehouse facilities purchased and developed.

2000-The Bar-Be-Quick fire!

Large fire at the distribution warehouse destroyed over 50% of stock. All customers still got their summer supply.

2005-Consolidated factory and offices

Production, warehouses and offices relocated from three Clitheroe sites to one large newly improved site in Burnley.

2017- Additional satellite warehouse and offices added.

New satellite site”Tellar House” just around the corner on Widow Hill Road, Burnley. Comprising of 800sqm Offices and a newly refurbished Warehouse of some 6000sqm