The TP Feeds Story, So Far...

So, here is the face behind TP Feeds. Not too alarming, I hope. I'm Beth, owner of TP Feeds and the person you'll be chatting to should you require any help or advice. 

I launched TP Feeds in April 2017 and I'm so proud to be able to say that, due to your support and commitment to me, and my hard work and determination, the business has gone from strength to strength and grown into something that I couldn't even have hoped for so soon after starting this adventure.

You can see my boy, Dodge, in this picture with me. He is one of several Labradors that I own and train as part of Bancyboblen Gundogs which I have run since 2009. He is what I would unashamedly call 'a mami's boy'. He only has eyes for me and we work so well as a team. I have a soft spot for Labradors, although I have kept English springer spaniels in the past and most of the dogs that I've trained for other people have been cocker spaniels. I really would love to have a duck tolling retriever one day though.

I live on and help run the family smallholding in Carmarthenshire, south Wales. People used to ask who was in charge on the farm between myself and my father. However, now that I have my sons, I can confidently say that my eldest is in charge! He was feeding my dogs and herding the sheep almost as soon as he could walk.

After retiring from thirty years as a veterinary surgeon, my father turned the smallholding into a fully-functioning enterprise. His first 'purchase' was a Tamworth sow named Ruby, given to him in exchange for a bottle of brandy. Things are done a lot more 'by the book' these days, of course!

We try to keep to native breeds of livestock as far as is possible. Our pigs have varied from Gloucestershire Old Spots and Oxford Sandy & Blacks to Saddlebacks, whilst we have always kept a closed herd of non-short Dexter cattle. In recent years, we have also bought in cade lambs and raised them for meat for our customers.

I'm also on the committee for our local agricultural show which is always a big occasion. Not long after joining the committee, I overhauled the structure of their dog show and, whilst I don't have time to be as 'hands-on' as I used to be, the event is always well attended and a roaring success.

As those of you that have been customers from the start will know, I am constantly striving to bring you and your dogs and cats the absolute best that I can at the most reasonable price possible. My commitment to you is that TP Feeds will continue to provide the highest quality nutrition and I will always be at the end of an email ready to offer any advice and guidance that you need. The TP Blog is also full to bursting with relevant, interesting and thoroughly researched information, and is updated regularly.

I am delighted that TP Feeds has already won several significant awards:

  • Winner in the Welsh Enterprise Awards 2017
  • Named in the 2017 UK Business 100
  • Winner in the 2017 Global Excellence Awards
  • Winner in 2018 UK Best In Business Awards

These achievements are overwhelming but my true sense of accomplishment comes when I receive messages from you, my wonderful customers, with your votes of confidence and praise for me, my food and my business. This is when I know that TP Feeds is on the right path. So, thank you for being my motivation.