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Welsh national award for Tewkesbury's Cotteswold Dairy business

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Written by: Willans LLP Solicitors | Posted 28 April 2016 6:53

Welsh national award for Tewkesbury's Cotteswold Dairy business

Cotteswold is no stranger to winning awards in Gloucestershire.

But now the Tewkesbury-based company has won a major award over the border in Wales too.

Delighted bosses walked away with the overall winner trophy at the second annual Food Awards Wales event.

The latter produces all of its Dragon label milk and cream which it collects from Welsh farmers and delivers all over Wales.

The company also supplies south Wales from its Tewkesbury depot and mid Wales from its Shrewsbury depot.

It was short-listed in the dairy food provider of the year category. The other six producers in the category were Caws Cenarth Cheese, Snowdonia Cheese, Daffodil Foods, Castle Dairies, The Village Dairy and PantMawr Farmhouse Cheeses.

Cotteswold Dairy managing director George Workman was delighted at the result.

He said: "We were thrilled even to be short-listed in this category and to win was just fantastic.

"This is a real credit to our Welsh farmers who supply us with top quality milk and all our staff for helping produce our products and provide a great delivery service all over Wales.

"Our Dragon brand of milk and cream is widely recognised and extremely popular throughout Wales. We would also like to thank all our very loyal customers."

Andy said: "I would like to say that the award, which hopefully will be the first of many, is the recognition for a lot of hard work and commitment by the whole north Wales team."

The black tie ceremony was hosted by Capital FM's breakfast presenter, Polly James, and took place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff.

The event raised money for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, which grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

The dairy, which began in 1938 and employs more than 300 people, has undergone a re-branding exercise.

In January, its founder Harry Workman died aged 98.

Members of his family continue to run the business and hope to revamp the Tewkesbury site over 15 years.

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