Narberth butcher wins £600,000 school meals contract

Western Telegraph: MEAL DEAL: Andrew Rees in his Narberth shop with Councillor David Pugh and Sandra Gardner from the council’s catering team. Also shown are staff Rory Jolly, Gareth Rowe and David Townsend MEAL DEAL: Andrew Rees in his Narberth shop with Councillor David Pugh and Sandra Gardner from the council’s catering team. Also shown are staff Rory Jolly, Gareth Rowe and David Townsend

AN award-winning Pembrokeshire butcher has been awarded a major contract.

Andrew Rees & Sons Ltd of Narberth has won the contract to supply meat to Pembrokeshire County Council over the next three years.

The contract is worth £600,000 to the company over the period.

“This is great news for Pembrokeshire,” said Councillor David Pugh, Cabinet Member for the Economy.

“Andrew Rees is a great Pembrokeshire success story and the council is delighted to be working in partnership with the company to supply our school meals.

“This contract award means that of the council’s seven food and drink suppliers, six are now based in Pembrokeshire with the remaining one based nearby in Carmarthenshire.”

Andrew Rees & Sons Ltd was originally set up 25 years ago when Andrew Rees opened a butcher’s shop in High Street Narberth.

Over the years the business has expanded and, as well as the shop, it also includes a wholesale/catering unit in the town.

Together the business employs 22 people and has an annual turnover of £3million.

The new contract has enabled the firm to buy a new delivery van and take on an additional member of staff with more staff members likely to be recruited in the new year.

“We’re proud and honoured to have won this contract,” said Andrew Rees.

“It’s an important next step in the growth of our business and we’re grateful for the support of thecouncil’s catering and procurement teams in ensuring we were ready to respond to the tender process”.

Andrew Rees Butchers already supplies over 200 customers in Pembrokeshire including restaurants, hotels, pubs and nursing homes.

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6:09pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Cymru bach says...

Tremendous news, very well done to Andrew and all his staff.

Attention to quality paying off.
Tremendous news, very well done to Andrew and all his staff. Attention to quality paying off. Cymru bach

10:06am Sun 8 Dec 13

regallady says...

congrats a great butcher
congrats a great butcher regallady

12:00pm Sun 8 Dec 13

gerrja says...

Fantastic news definitely the best butchers we live in North West England and stock up with meat from there during the summer. I wish he supplied the meat for my sons school.
Fantastic news definitely the best butchers we live in North West England and stock up with meat from there during the summer. I wish he supplied the meat for my sons school. gerrja

9:31pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Tttoommy says...

taught to be cautiuous but still good news
taught to be cautiuous but still good news Tttoommy

9:55am Mon 9 Dec 13

malcolm calver says...

Perhaps the source of the meat supply is more important than who finally supplies it to Pembrokeshire County Council
Perhaps the source of the meat supply is more important than who finally supplies it to Pembrokeshire County Council malcolm calver

6:23pm Wed 11 Dec 13

daryl1957 says...

I know two people who would be very proud of their son-in-law....
I know two people who would be very proud of their son-in-law.... daryl1957

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