With 150 years of experience, Lovejoys have all the knowledge and expertise any food business would need.
Our family have been involved in the fresh produce industry for five generations starting with Jack Rose in the 19th century.
Jack started hauling coal from Chippenham train station to customers in the village of Bromham where he started a small market garden. His son Charlie Rose carried on the market garden making rounds on his horse and cart to Bath, Devizes and Swindon.
His son-in-law, Tony Mortimer, was the next to take over and started buying in produce to sell, as well as what was grown by him locally. Customers included shops, pubs, schools and his own retail outlets. Surplus produce was then sold to the wholesale market in Bristol.
Neil Mortimer, Tony’s son, was next to take on the market garden. After studying at the world-renowned Pershore College of Horticulture, Neil returned to Bromham and helped to expand the farm to over 250 acres and expand the retail arm of the business.
Today Lovejoys is now purely a wholesaler but with our experience and local knowledge we buy the majority of our produce from Bromham and the local area. A lot of our produce and locally-made products is grown or produced to order for us.
In recent years Neil has been looking to the future and has been joined by his sons; George and Ben, who will take Lovejoys forward, along with directors Tracy and Ed.
Lovejoys is now a team of 50 experts. Throughout the night the pickers put up orders and the kitchen staff prepare produce to order for use that day. At 4am the procurement team go to markets and farms to pick up the freshest goods and ensure we fulfil every item on an order.
Lovejoys' friendly drivers leave from 6am and return with empty boxes late morning. Throughout the rest of the day the excellent office team are always willing to take your call.
Cities and Towns we delivery to include: Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Warminster, Melksham, Devizes, Calne, Westbury, Melksham, Corsham, Bradford on Avon, Malmsbury, Cirencester, Keynsham, Frome, Wooton Bassett, Tetbury, and Lacock.