Two long-established Cornish family businesses are merging following Trewithen Dairy’s acquisition of Delabole-based Bradley’s Dairy.
Bradley’s will continue with doorstep deliveries, with some production continuing this summer, but it is planned that all its six production and delivery staff and processing facilities will transfer to the Trewithen base, near Lostwithiel, by the autumn.
The move is the latest chapter in a major expansion programme for Trewithen, supported by grant funding from the Rural Development Programme.
Trewithen, which currently employs 92, anticipates a sales increase of £1.85 million per year with the Bradley’s acquisition.
Stressing that the independents and corner shops are a foundation of the Trewithen business, MD Bill Clarke commented: “These new customers fit exactly with what is important to us and we look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with the Bradley family and our new customers in north Cornwall.”