ABOUT US

In 1938, Harry Workman founded Cotteswold Dairy Ltd when it was just a 30 gallon milk round. Harry grew the business by adhering to a strict policy of real service to the customer and top quality products.

 

Today, these values are still at the forefront of our business and it is because of this that we are thriving as an independent, 3rd generation family owned dairy in a very competitive market place.

 

The business is now managed by George Workman, Harry's grandson and employs over 300 staff and continues to employ many of the Workman family as well as several generations of other families.

 

Working with local dairy farmers means that we are able to supply the highest quality milk and dairy produce direct to your door and to wholesalers and retailers across our vast distribution area.

 

Whilst our main depot and head office is situated in Tewkesbury, we have three other depots where we operate from in order to get our products to a wide range of customers.  In North Wales, we produce and supply the Dragon Brand, which means all the milk is sourced from our Welsh farms. From Shrewsbury we serve some of mid wales with our dragon brand and then Shropshire and the surrounding area with our Cotteswold milk and products.  Our Cheltenham depot serves mainly retail and doorstep customers. Whilst there may be different locations we work closely together as a team being able to supply much of Wales and many parts of England.

 

If you are new to The Cotteswold Dairy, we hope you enjoy looking at our website and hope we can welcome you to our services.  If you are already part of the Cotteswold Dairy Family, we would like to thank you for your continued and valued support.

 

George, Harry and Roger Workman
Cotteswold Family

Cotteswold Dairy, a real family affair - 'The Workman Family'

Four Generations of The Workman Family

In 1938, Harry Workman founded Cotteswold Dairy Ltd when it was just a 30 gallon milk round. Harry grew the business by adhering to a strict policy of real service to the customer and top quality products.

 

Today, these values are still at the forefront of our business and it is because of this that we are thriving as an independent, 3rd generation family owned dairy in a very competitive market place.

 

The business is now managed by George Workman, Harry's grandson and employs over 300 staff and continues to employ many of the Workman family as well as several generations of other families.

 

Working with local dairy farmers means that we are able to supply the highest quality milk and dairy produce direct to your door and to wholesalers and retailers across our vast distribution area.

 

Whilst our main depot and head office is situated in Tewkesbury, we have three other depots where we operate from in order to get our products to a wide range of customers.  In North Wales, we produce and supply the Dragon Brand, which means all the milk is sourced from our Welsh farms. From Shrewsbury we serve some of mid wales with our dragon brand and then Shropshire and the surrounding area with our Cotteswold milk and products.  Our Cheltenham depot serves mainly retail and doorstep customers. Whilst there may be different locations we work closely together as a team being able to supply much of Wales and many parts of England.

 

If you are new to The Cotteswold Dairy, we hope you enjoy looking at our website and hope we can welcome you to our services.  If you are already part of the Cotteswold Dairy Family, we would like to thank you for your continued and valued support.

 

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Harry Workman started the business as Spa Farm Dairy and took on his first employee

 

 

Harry and his wife Dorothy produced & sold ice-cream from a shop in Barton Street, Tewkesbury

 

 

The business relocated to new premises & changed its name to Cotteswold Dairy

 

 

Cotteswold Dairy started pasteurisation of it's milk

 

 

Cotteswold Dairy introduced electric delivery floats

 

 

Foil caps were introduced, replacing the cardboard top

 

 

Sukie Sunkap orange juice was produced (until 1980)

 

 

Roger Workman joined the company

 

 

The business relocated again to its present site at Northway Lane in Tewkesbury

 

 

Cotteswold Dairy introduced milk in cartons

 

 

Cotteswold Dairy started using the 'pinta' milk bottle style & began filling polybottles with milk

 

 

George Workman joined the business, introducing the third generation

 

 

Cotteswold Dairy became the first dairy in the country to supply organic milk in returnable glass bottles

 

 

Roger appointed son George as Managing Director

 

 

Began processing & supplying Welsh Dragon Milk in Wales

 

 

Celebrated 75 year anniversary

 

 

Won Cotswold Life Family Business of the Year

 

 

Won Gloucestershire's local business charity award for team event

 

Winners of the Family Business category for the National Food & Farming Awards

 

Production of the Upper Norton brand began at the Tewkesbury processing site and

our Upper Norton Jersey Cream Crème Fraîche received a 2 star Great Taste Award

 

Harry Workman wins Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to farming in the

Food and Farming Awards

 

Roger Workman wins the Red Ribbon Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Rebrand of all products

 

Formed a partnership with pasture promise to offer free range milk

 

Greek style yogurt gains national award as being the best dairy product in the UK for Great British Food Award, Various Product awards for Great Taste and now become a Great Taste Producer and Soured named in the top 3 dairy product for taste of the West

 

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OUR HISTORY

OUR VALUES

• We listen to our customers

• We take responsibility for our actions, attitude, and results

• We always act with integrity

• We work together to deliver outstanding service

• We focus on limiting the impact of our activities to the environment

• We support our farmers to sustain and grow their business

• We treat our people for what they are - our most valuable asset

• We support local businesses and communities

• We encourage innovation, creativity and continuous learning

• What we do best - Quality & Service

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