Maybe it’s the fact we’ve always kept our independence, or maybe it’s because we’re still family run – but one thing is sure – our belief in delivering the best dairy, bakery and eggs hasn’t wavered one bit.You see, we know that families around the country trust us, and our products, the way they always have, and that countless stores rely on us to make certain their shelves and chiller cabinets are filled. On time, all the time.So while we’re the first to say the finest quality produce made our name, we also know that it’s service that let’s us keep that reputation.And keeps our customers coming back.
We may be the largest independent dairy in the UK - but our production arm is set in 157 acres of Hampshire farmland – so we’ve never lost our ties to the land, the farmers who supply us, or the customers who buy our milk, cream and butter.
We started as a family business back in 1980 serving our local customers in East Berkshire from one small site. But, like all good businesses, we’ve grown and are now a major dairy with depots throughout London, the Midlands, the North, the South and Wales.So although we’ve become the fourth largest dairy company and expanded our range, we still retain the local outlook and service that made us successful in those early days.This success has allowed us to make acquisitions, to move into new markets across the country, and has put us among the fastest growing dairy companies in the UK. And while we’ve every intention of thriving - and helping our customers do the same - we’ll always remember how we got here.
We know we have to constantly invest to give customers our best service, but we also know we have a wider responsibility to our surroundings and environment.That’s why our £20 million investment in Watson’s Dairy (set in 157 acres of beautiful Hampshire) has meant treating the countryside with sympathy as well quadrupling milk output to 250 million litres. And the story is the same at our Denby Dale Dairy in Yorkshire and Blaydon Dairy in Newcastle, which will see an investment programme and lead to a threefold increase.Together, these plants complement our nineteen distribution depots across the country - giving us a comprehensive delivery network and our customers a local supplier wherever they may be.
It's our firm intention to manage our business in a way that's positive toward the environment, and that means we have to make certain promises…For instance, we promise to look for new ways to prevent pollution - and to train everyone who works here to do the same. We promise that not only will we meet all the relevant legislation, but also set our own targets - and regularly see if we match up to them.And of course we'll re-use or recycle whenever we can, keep a close eye on our carbon footprint, and always take care that any water we use is clean and safe before we return it to the environment.
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Unit 7, Station YardStation roadMelbourne,DerbyshireDE73 OHJ
Telephone:01332 864 405
Fax:01332 864 437
We supply our 20,000 wholesale and retail customers with quality products every day - the largest family owned dairy processor in the UK that does so. That means we simply have to deliver fantastic quality at competitive prices and support it with the kind of service our customers can rely on, focusing on supporting and developing our customer's businesses so they, in turn, can meet their own customer's needs profitably.
Consumers recognise Watsons as a quality British Brand with great heritage, and one that represents great value for money to many millions of people.Exclusive to us, it's the fastest growing brand in the convenience sector and currently covers milk and yoghurt - but we've firm plans to add eggs, butter, cheese and other essential dairy products in the very near future.Making this heritage brand even stronger.
Because of the close relationships we've built with farmers and food companies.It's those relationships that have let us develop the kind of products that help our Independent and Wholesale customers become successful - whether those ranges are own-label or Watsons branded, niche or volume sellers.And our range is continually growing. We constantly listen to our customers, find out what they need, what consumers really want and how best to deliver it. So we're about far more than just milk, dairy, bakery and eggs - we're about finding the kind of products your customers want to buy.You'll find our complete range here, but it's always growing - so keep an eye out for your next best seller.
Our Foodservice division works with, hotels, restaurants, schools, offices, food manufacturers, cafes, care homes, caterers and wholesalers - in fact anyone who needs high quality products at highly competitive prices.We deliver over seven hundred products from our three dedicated depots and ten Medina Dairy sites - ranges that include milk, cream, butter, cheese, yoghurt, fruit juice, eggs, bread/bakery and water all in a variety of sizes and differing shelf lives. We've got organic options, free-range alternatives and we always work hard to find the best quality products - aiming to use BRC accredited suppliers whenever we can.Because we think service is so important, we also give every single one of our 1,500 customers a dedicated account manager to support their business, deliver daily, and constantly invest to make us more efficient and more responsive.After all, we started small ourselves - we know how important it is to treat everyone as an individual.To find out more about us, or to open an account just call us on 0844 588 3323 and we'll tell you all you need to know.
Medina Dairy are the largest independent family owned dairy processor in the UK with a turnover in excess of £200 million per annum. Medina Dairy is on the constant lookout for new dairy farmers to support our growing business. As a family business we treat all our 185 farmers as if they are a part of the family.
Medina has invested over £10 million ensuring that our 2 BRC accredited processing plants in Hampshire and Huddersfield are amongst the best and most efficient plants in the UK. Betweeen them they produce over 5 million litres of milk every week.
We offer market leading pricing for milk and a fully supported collection process from your farm along with an ongoing relationship with our team of farm liaison managers.
Our Watsons milk brand is the fastest growing brand of milk in the convenience sector and the 106th largest brand in the UK
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Chris Gwilt - Farm Liaison
Manager North of England & Wales
Ian Wagstaff - Farm Liaison
Manager South of England
Or call Watsons Dairy 01329 832127
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