Arthur David is a Somerset man born and bred, he started his working life in farming, then moved to the big city of Bristol to marry Diana and joined her family in their fresh produce business. It wasn’t long before he realised that he’d found his calling and in 1962 he branched out on his own with A. David and Co.
After several years based in Bristol Arthur was able to return to his rural roots and move the business back to the beautiful Chew Valley, where the company is now. The move not only gave the business a new base, it allowed the company to grow its own produce, often supplying products unavailable at market. Since then the company has grown continuously, with Arthur always looking for the next product or service to offer his customers. He was the first in the region to offer prepared vegetables and the company now has a state of the art preparation plant in Bishop Sutton.
Arthur’s core value of exceptional customer service is one that his son Phil, now managing director, continues to hold. Phil has inherited his father’s entrepreneurial ability and is quick to introduce game changing innovations to ensure the business is offering its customers just what they want.
Phil ensures that the business operates to the highest standards. He recognises that great people deliver great service, and he’s
built a strong team to ensure that the now renamed ‘Arthur David, Food with Service Ltd’ remains the industry leader, worthy of its founder and of the BRCGS AA Grade accreditation it carries. Jon Evans, joint MD with Phil, shares Phil’s passion for customer service, even having the company’s mantra, “Leave it with us” tattooed on his arm!