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Chairman of Gloucestershire business Cotteswold Dairy Roger Workman milks 70th birthday reunion for all it’s worth

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Written by: Mailys Morel | Posted 21 May 2015 10:34

Chairman of Gloucestershire business Cotteswold Dairy Roger Workman milks 70th birthday reunion for all it’s worth

As his grandchildren’s milk teeth are still growing, Roger Workman has high hopes for their future in the milk business.

The chairman from Cotteswold Dairy just celebrated his 70th birthday with a family reunion.

More than 20 family members gathered together; his daughter Nicola and her family even came all the way from New Zealand.

‘I have been blessed with four children and 11 grandchildren, so it was really special to have us all together.”, said Roger.

“We have always been a close family but realised when Nicola married Chris, a Kiwi, she would one day relocate there.

“We went to Disneyland Paris together and had four days of such a brilliant, action-packed, fun-filled time.”

After spending some quality time with his belongings, Roger is back to his business and passion – milk.

Working with local farmers within a 30-mile radius of the dairy, Cotteswold Dairy’s main aim is to supply a high-quality milk and dairy produce.

And milking is obviously in the blood as his offspring are also in the business.

“My father Harry started the Cotteswold Dairy in 1938,” he said.

“I carried on with it when I left school in the 1960s and then in the 1990s my son George headed up the company as managing director.

“I am so pleased and proud of them; not many families are as close as ours.

“My three children are all involved in the family business now.

“My eldest grandson Harry even has a Saturday job in the laboratory.”

That is more than four generations getting involved in the local milk supplier, and it seems to be only the beginning.

“I am hoping my grandchildren will follow the movement,” said Roger.

“But it is a little too soon to tell at the moment.”

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