History

Watch Trebor grow through the twentieth century

1906-1920

1921-1945

1946-1957

1958-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1921-

1906-1920

As the 1900s dawn across East London, four men venture their ambition upon a humble sugar-boiling business. 

1921-1945

Young Sydney Marks sets the firm’s sights beyond London. Trebor becomes a name nationwide.

1946-1957

Despite the rigours of rationing, the firm grows fast by staying agile, building new plant and buying other businesses.

1958-1969

Young Sydney Marks sets the firm’s sights beyond London. Trebor becomes a name nationwide.

1970-1979

A new generation takes over. It invests ambitiously, explores new ways of working and keeps Trebor at the forefront of British sweetmaking.

1980-1989

Trebor now sells over half the mints bought in Britain. But it is becoming harder for a family firm to compete with global competitors.

1989 -

Once sale becomes inevitable, the family seek to steer the firm into safe hands. They choose Cadbury.

2021 -

No longer associated with place or people, Trebor today is simply a brand. But it’s still Number One in British mints.