Section 172 Statement
Promoting the success of the company
The company was started by Arthur David in 1962 and the company has continued to be controlled and run by the David family since then. The company is proud of the way in which it has grown and developed and provided employment, training and financial reward in the local area for both its owners and employees.
The directors believe that the long-term success of the business is linked to the achievement of five “Core Values”. It actively engages with employees to live these values of Customer Service, Quality, Excellence, Teamwork and Respect. This also drives relationships with customers, suppliers, the local community and the wider economy and world in which we operate.
The directors are always seeking to add value, improve efficiencies, control costs and grow profits and market share and aims to make decisions for the long-term future and success of the business.
The company is proud of the many awards that it has won over the years including its most recent success when it won both “Family Business of the Year” and “Business of the Year” at the Bristol Live Awards in June 2019.
Sustainability and social responsibility
The company is aware of its wider social responsibility to minimise waste, reducing energy usage and promoting recycling and has recently employed a Sustainability Officer based at the Bishop Sutton site. This new role will ensure that the business considers the impact of its actions on the wider environment and continues to source products locally where possible.
It has recently joined forces with the organisation “Too Good To Go” to help reduce the amount of edible food going to waste. The company continues to support local charities and has also linked up to support the “Billy Chip” scheme which looks to help local homeless people and also supplied goods to the Bristol based “Matthew Tree Project” during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Dated: December 2020