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Westmorland service stations - including Gloucester Services - pull in £92m

Family-owned motorway services profit by shunning burgers


Awards galore for Gloucester Services! What was once a dream for Gloucestershire Gateway Trust’s Mark Gale, is now winning design and sustainability awards left, right and centre... http://www.gloucesterservices.com/awards - and even the Americans are taking note:  http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/06/24/highway_rest_stop_gloucester_services_was_voted_one_of_the_u_k_s_best_buildings.html

£3.2m funding win for Gloucestershire's most vulnerable - Gloucestershire Gateway Trust to manage GEM project Sept 16

New plan backed by Bishop aims to transform Gloucestershire communities Oct 16

Awards showcase region’s exceptional new projects Oct 16

‘A notable feature of Westmorland is its partnership with the Gloucestershire Gateway Trust, which works with disadvantaged local communities. Westmorland have successfully employed over 30 per cent of its workforce from the long-term unemployed, those with learning disabilities and mental illness, substance abuse sufferers and ex-offenders. This business charity partnership is not just a charitable donation; it’s an investment in the local community.’ https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/westmorland-limited-wins-riba-client-of-the-year-award/10012527.article Oct 16

Boom boom! Basil Brush visits Gloucester Services Aug 16

More MasterChef than Little Chef – service stations now a foodie destination Aug 16

Gloucester Services becomes first ever motorway services listed in Good Food Guide Aug 16

It's a treat! Comic Josh Widdicombe hails M5 Gloucester Services on Fearne Cotton's Radio 2 show July 16

M5 motorway service station ranked 8th best restaurant in Gloucester on TripAdvisor  July 16

'Sexiest services ever' and 13 other exclamations of love for Gloucester's motorway stop April 16

Driving sustainability at Services March 16

Comedian John Robins LOVES Gloucester Services on the M5 Feb 16

Environment secretary Liz Truss enjoys a Gloucester Old Spot sausage at Gloucester Services Feb 16

Art on the Motorway  Feb 16

Food heaven on the motorway  Jan 16

Profits quadrupled at motorway services group Westmorland after launching its new sites in Gloucestershire. Jan 16


Representatives from local community organisations who will benefit from £10m generated by the new M5 Gloucester Services over the next 20 years, get together to celebrate  

Happy 100th birthday the supermarket

The story of Gloucester services

Gloucester Services Miracle off the M5 

Destination Innovation award winner at the inaugural Independent Travel Awards

Gloucester Services: Are people really foregoing seaside breaks in favour of the M5 destination?

Independent Travel Awards honours £40m Gloucester Services 

The greatest motorway services station

Gloucester opens its Gateway to Mapei’s eco products at Britain’s greenest services 

Best of Getty Images News

Prince calls into Gloucester Services July 28 2015

Prince Charles admits his labouring efforts are a bit off the wall Jul 28, 2015 

Prince Charles jokes about his dry stone wall building efforts while in GloucestershireJul 28, 2015 

Blacksmiths, butchers and prison: Prince Charles spends the day in Gloucestershire Jul 28, 2015 

Prince of Wales opens services built by Eden family firm Jul 28, 2015 

£40 million Gloucester Services officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales Jul 28, 2015 

PICTURES: Gloucester Southbound Services officially opened by HRH The Prince of WalesJul 28, 

Co-operative success at the Responsible Business Awards20 Jul 2015

Gloucester Services records surprise jobs boost  17 Jun 2015

Tebay and Gloucester Services win BITC Rural Action awards 8 Jul 2015

More than 300 Gloucestershire business leaders join GFirst LEP at ...11 Jun 2015

Gloucester Services shortlisted for award in recognition of ...31 May 2015

Westmorland opens second services on M5 20 May 2015

ITV WestMay 19 2015

Farmshop, fishmonger and butchery opens …on motorway services 19 May 2015

Fishmonger first for southbound M5 Gloucester Services which ...18 May 2015

New M5 services set to open tomorrow in Stroud district 18 May 2015

Gloucester Services set to open southbound facility after booming ...15 May 2015

Second up-market M5 service station is looking for staff May 05 2015

300 jobs on offer tomorrow: Gloucestershire's new M5 service 4 May 2015

Is this the best motorway service station in the UK?1 May 2015

A motorway service station with a local social purpose 23 Apr 2015

Community organisations to benefit from £10m generated by M5 ...17 Apr 2015

M5 Gloucester Services Southbound to open on May 19 2015 - both sides to be fully open!

M5 Gloucester Services reports strong financial results and prepares for Southbound opening on 19th May 2015

Five Star visitors' award for Gloucester Services!

Gloucester Services southbound nears completion with the help of LEP

Gloucester Services on M5 helping to drive tourism in Gloucestershire  9 Apr 2015

New services will boast first UK motorway fishmonger 2 Apr 2015

Gloucester Services Southbound on M5 to open next month 2 Apr 2015

Finalists announced for the 15th BBC Food & Farming Awards 15 Mar 2015

Westmorland Family business Shortlisted for Best Food Retailer in ...15 Mar 2015

Sarah Dunning: Why we decided to expand out of Cumbria 2 Mar 2015

Gloucester Services southbound side is due to open this summer ...27 Feb 2015

Future Co-ops 2015: Can do co-ops27 Feb 2015

Countryfile to feature Gloucester Services on the M5 on BBC One on ...11 Feb 2015

Get ready - 150 new jobs are going at the southbound Gloucester Services on the M528 Jan 2015

Recruitment drive begins for second Gloucester Services27 Jan 2015



Sarah Dunning, chief executive of Gloucester Services, best retail ...13 Nov 2014

Head of innovative M5 services wins national entrepreneur honour19 Nov 2014

New foodbank set for Matson as number of children receiving food ...11 Nov 2014

Co-operative business model is increasingly attractive to ethical companiesOct 23 2014

Tuck into tasty food as cafe opens for walkers at Robinswood Hill ...19 Oct 2014

OFM awards 2014 best newcomer: Gloucester Services19 Oct 2014

M5 services' new approach earns award 18 Oct 2014

Diary Date: October 8, Connecting Gloucestershire - county's first ...22 Sep 2014

Westmorland: Securing success by daring to be different28 Aug 2014

M5 Gloucester Services first bee hives create a buzz7 Aug 2014

Construction of south bound M5 Gloucester Services starts after £27 ...18 Jun 2014

Work starts on M5 southbound service station business at ...15 Jun 2014

Super service stations: fancy a homemade meal with your petrol?7 Jun 2014

Power to the people: Mark Gale’s Cotswold lifeCotswold Life May 2014

Gloucestershire businesses handed fast track to M5 market May 8 2014

New M5 services open in Gloucestershire May 8

New M5 motorway service station aims to be a paradise for foodies7 May 2014

New Gloucester Services sells speciality cheeses, wild boar ...7 May 2014

Gloucester M5 services break new ground in food quality with local ... 7 May 2014

New M5 services prepares for opening 2 May 2014

Preview video of the M5 Services May 2014

Mark Gale on the new M5 motorway Gloucester Services30 Apr 2014

Services put local food and farming on the map 29 April 2014

New M5 services aims to give economic lift to Gloucestershire 28 April

Take a look around the new Gloucester services 26 April 2014

Ethical services gearing up for big opening19 Apr 2014

Calling wannabe Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls - new jobs up for ...17 Feb 2014



New £40million Gloucester Services ahead of schedule27 Dec 2013

Construction gathering pace at new Gloucester Services on M5 12 Aug 2013

£40m Gloucester Services on M5 looks to do business with 60 food ...1 Aug 2013

New Westmoreland Service Station To Create 150 Gloucester Jobs29 Jul 2013

New M5 Gloucester service station creates 150 jobs  25 Jul 2013

Westmorland secures funding for new M5 project 30 May 2013

Work starts on £40million motorway service station14 Mar 2013

Toasting the start of work on new £40m M5 services8 Mar 2013

Work to begin on M5 Gloucester service station5 Mar 2013

'Hard shoulder, soft heart' - radio debate February 2013

How Sarah Dunning's career moved from The City to the M6 7 Jan 2013



M5 service station near Brookthorpe gets go-ahead28 Nov 2012

Trio bidding for £35m Gloucestershire service station 9 Sep 2012

M5 Gloucester service station appeal rejected by court15 Jun 2012

M5 Gloucester service station judicial appeal thrown out 3 Feb 2012

Gloucestershire M5 service station plans split opinion17 Jan 2012



Community centre opens on Park Estate in Stonehouse30 Mar 2011



New 'local' M5 services given the go-ahead 23 Aug 2010

Plans for Gloucestershire M5 service station approved10 Aug 2010

Site visit aims to dispel fears surrounding proposed M5 services31 Jul 2010

Plans unveiled for new M5 services in Gloucestershire30 Jul 2010


BBC News –(mainly pre-opening)






Vimeo videos https://vimeo.com/westmorlandfamily

Letters to the editor: The Telegraph April 5 2015

At your service  SIR – Andrew M Brown (And Another Thing, March 29) struggles to think of a motorway service station that is comparable with Tebay. He could now enjoy Gloucester Old Spot pork at Gloucester Services.

In 2014, the company which built Tebay opened its second motorway service station on the northbound carriageway of the M5 at Gloucester, in partnership with a local charity, Gloucestershire Gateway Trust. The kitchens and farm shop use produce from 130 local suppliers.

We discovered this by chance en route to an open day at Birmingham University. We hope our son gets his grades so that we might have many more opportunities to stop there. - Lucy Beney Charlton Horethorne, Somerset