Thomas Bell and Son Limited were incorporated on 10 November. They then moved into larger premises in Low Friar street. In 1911 the company purchased larger premises in Bath Lane. Thomas Bell died in 1925 and was succeeded by his descendents, which continued to expand the company to cover Carlisle and the whole of Co. Durham as well as Teesside. Depots were later built at Leeds, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Birmingham and in 1931 they had decided upon Nottingham as a base to expand into the Midlands. Several dozen more depots were either built, bought or rented throughout England and Scotland.
The company continued its expansion by acquiring McDougall's eventually they were taken over by Rank and became Rank Hovis McDougal, RHM . In 1923 they sold the first of over 40 million copies of the BE-RO recipe book. The recipe book is the best selling recipe book in the world with over 120K books sold per year.
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