Peter Lewis founded Market Enterprize in 1963, mainly as a hobby whilst he was working for Caxton Chocolate. The Company was formed to develop and introduce a wide range of inclusions and sundae toppings to the British Ice Cream Industry. Peter's son Andrew joined his Father working for Market Enterprize in 1982 when Peter decided to take early retirement from Caxton Chocolate and the Company progressed from strength to strength.
Peter's daughter-in-law, Caroline joined the Company in 2001 when she was looking to remain active whilst on maternity leave with Andrew and Caroline's first child, Luca. In the same year Market Enterprize was introduced to the Italian Flavour House - Comprital of Milan and a partnership was formed as Market Enterprize became Comprital's UK distributor for their sophisticated products designed for ice cream and sorbet. Comprital's, Technical Director, Dr Fabrizio Osti has been an "inspiration" to Market Enterprize, who has been a fantastic support with his technical knowledge and expertise. Peter played an active role in Market Enterprize until the age of 82 and was sadly taken from us very suddenly in July 2007. We are all very blessed to have had him in our lives and I hope that Peter's Grandchildren, Luca, Arianna, Lana and Francesca will continue with their GrandPa's business.