Tweney Retail Ltd was formed in March 2017. We are a family owned business run by Jerry and Louise Tweney and son James (aged 6!). Tweney's Budgens Prestbury, Cheltenham opened on the 4th August 2017. Dad Malcolm, Mum Jenny can also be found at the store several days a week! Jerry's sister Gill and Mother in Law Yvonne can also be seen in store some mornings.
Jerry has worked in the food retail industry since he left school. Starting with Presto stores (later Safeway) in 1986 he quickly worked his up into store management. He took a number of roles from butchery to administration and customer service to HR. He managed several stores across the Midlands for Safeway before leaving them to join Budgens in May 2005.
After two years in store and area support management Jerry joined the independently owned Warner's Budgens and managed Guy Warner's Moreton in Marsh store for 10 years. The store completed a £1m refurbishment in July 2007 and in spring 2009 won its first award for outstanding standards and customer service. The store won a total of 16 national awards up to 2017 including five times Store of the Year. Jerry won UK and Ireland Store manager of the year in 2011.
Jerry's wife Louise joined the business full time in June 2018, following a career working as a Pharmacy Technician and Assistant Practice Manager. Louise deals with financial and human resouce aspects of the business as well as the day to day running of the store.
The new look village store is built around giving a friendly personal service and supporting the local community. A great range of fresh and ambient products at competitive prices will always be found in store. More than twenty local suppliers are on board with more to follow.
In September 2018 the store won the UK and Ireland "Most Improved Store" at the Retail Industry Awards in London, a trophy that stands very proudly in the front window of the store !
"Prestbury Village store has been a part of this community for over 100 years. For nearly half of that it was owned by the same person, John Fogarty. My dad knew John as he delivered here as a supplier for many years. We want to provide the community with a well stocked, competitively priced, customer friendly store for many years to come."