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The Cotteswold Story

Back to where it all began.

When he was just 20 years old, our founder Harry Workman bought a 30-gallon-per-day milk round, a Morris 8 van, milk churns, and bottles and on May 1st 1938 he started his door-to-door delivery using a bucket and ladle to deliver the milk.

Harry, the founder of the Cotteswold Dairy, believed in the importance of core values such as Quality, Service, and Cleanliness. Harry built the company around these values, which helped establish its reputation for providing high-quality products and services. As a result, Cotteswold Dairy grew quickly, and in 1943, it relocated to Cotteswold Road in Tewkesbury, where it was named Cotteswold Dairy.

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The dairy continued to thrive, and its good reputation spread far and wide. In 1961, it expanded its delivery services to Cheltenham, further increasing its customer base. Eight years later, in 1969, the business moved to its current location on Northway Lane in Tewkesbury, where it continues to operate today.

Harry's son, Roger Workman, was involved in the dairy business from a young age and officially joined the company in 1962. He played an essential role in the company's growth and success and eventually took over the reins of the business in 1982.

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Throughout the years, Cotteswold Dairy continued to expand and acquire other independent dairies. This expansion helped the company grow significantly and establish itself as a major player in the dairy industry. Despite these changes, the company has remained committed to its founding values, ensuring that its customers receive the highest quality products and services.

Where we are today.

Other key moments in our story so far

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