Sheffield dairy farm uses NatWest six-figure funding deal to invest in future
Our Cow Molly, the Milk and dairy ice cream producer, has recently invested in new equipment to support its growing customer base.
The family-run business supplies customers throughout Sheffield, including the University of Sheffield. The firm recently purchased new equipment following six-figure funding deal with NatWest and the bank’s asset finance partner, Lombard.
Located in Dungworth, the company was established in 1947 by Hector Andrew who started out with only 10 cows for milk production and delivery to local shops and doorsteps. Over the years the business expanded, with 80 cows now a part of the farm.
In 2007, Our Cow Molly started using its own milk and cream to produce ice cream and the farm boasts its own ice cream parlour.
Our Cow Molly dairy currently distributes its products to nearly 100 independent businesses in the Sheffield area as well as the University of Sheffield for which it is the sole provider of milk.
Ed Andrew, who is the eldest of the brothers working on the farm, said: “We are the only dairy farm left in Sheffield bottling our own milk.
“Our customers include families as well as larger organisations like the University of Sheffield. Our work with them means students and staff have access to much fresher milk direct from the farm which is an asset to the university and we believe this type of relationship can be forged between other dairies and universities.”
The funding from NatWest and Lombard has enabled the business to buy pasturising equipment, storage tanks, a milk filling line, cooling tanks and a generator.
Ed added: “NatWest has a good understanding of businesses like ours can provide funding solutions that meet our business goals.”
Nick Davey, NatWest senior relationship manager who worked with Our Cow Molly, concluded: “I was delighted to support Our Cow Molly on its purchase new equipment which will enhance its production of products, and I wish the business every success for the future.”