Our Cow Molly milks success with support from NatWest

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Our Cow Molly milks success with support from NatWest

The last dairy farm in Sheffield to bottle its own milk is improving its facilities as part of the business’ commitment to meeting the demand of supplying “super fresh milk” to the city of Sheffield.

Ed and Graham Andrews

Our Cow Molly dairy farm is a family run business producing super fresh milk –milked and delivered the same day to customers - and dairy ice cream.

The funding provided by NatWest has enabled the farm to build a new dairy in order to meet increasing demand. Our Cow Molly dairy currently distributes its products to 50 independent businesses in the Sheffield area as well as the University of Sheffield.

The farming business, located in Dungworth, west of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, was first 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 family business developed and thrived, 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. 

Ed Andrew is the eldest of two brothers who works on the farm. He said: “We get our milk from our cows to our customers the same morning, by doing this our milk is of unrivalled quality and naturally sweet also probably the freshest delivered milk in the whole country, and is why we call it ‘super fresh milk’. It makes an incredible difference when steamed for coffee and we have coffee shops on a waiting list for it.”

As their customer base has grown significantly over the past couple of years the opportunity arose for the business to improve the production facilities. Ed and family turned to NatWest’s Agriculture and Renewable Energy Relationship Manager Sophie Fisher to help with funding to build the new dairy.

The family business has been banking with NatWest for decades and always relies on NatWest for support.

Ed said: “Sophie was great throughout the whole process, she was clear and understood our business goals and what we wanted to achieve.”

Sophie added “I was delighted to support Our Cow Molly on securing finance for their new dairy. It’s a fantastic business and the ice cream is delicious.”

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