We got started because we felt there was a better way of doing business; one that would make a difference for its customers and the communities that we live in. To this very day those same values remain, despite having been founded over 140 years ago.
In that time, we’ve grown to become one of the largest, totally independent businesses in the region, with over 200 stores, 5,000 employees and a turnover of £350m a year.
What also sets us apart from ordinary businesses is that we use profit to bring action to important local issues; by shopping with us you can help us invest back into the local community where support is needed most. From funding vital equipment for local hospitals to support for local food banks, donating to local good causes plays a key role in what we do.