OUR HISTORY

Family Business

 

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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