Celebrating 60 years in business

The bright, spacious shops are a pointer for the way A Nichols (Cow Mills) is expanding and growing as it heads towards its next 60 years.


a-nichols-frontageAn independent animal feed compounder is something of a rarity these days which makes A Nichols (Cow Mills) Limited's 60 years of trading even more remarkable. Based in Station Road, Chipping Sodbury, and London Road, Warmley, the company established by Alfred Nichols is still going strong.


Despite its opposite name for a company selling dairy products, the mill gets its unusual name from The Red Cow Inn public house which stood next to the watermill and is now part of the company's offices.


Today, the Cow Mills at Chipping Sodbury has a turnover of several million pounds and employs 40 people on two sites. Although the majority of their feed business is in the dairy sector, they also trade in fertiliser and agrochemical's, as well as feed supplements.


The company places great emphasis on its Nichols family history, and Alfred's son Ivor still represents the family as Chairman, while his son Derek, is employed in the transport office at Chipping Sodbury.

Managing Director Ian Mackie said: "We are the last independent merchants compounding in this area."


"Our customers understand that if they want to know exactly what is the best feed for their animals - and exactly what goes into it - then we are their best suppliers."


"Cow Mills rations are formulated to meet the dairy cow's requirements and every ration is backed by extensive technical knowledge and research. Farmers know what goes into our rations and they know it won't vary."


a-nichols-lorry-snowAn extension of the customer service has been the enlarging of the retail side of the business at Chipping Sodbury and Warmley stocking garden supplies, country clothing and pet foods.


The shops cater for every sundry need farmers and pet owners may have from wellingtons to pet food and outdoor clothing to anthracite.


The bright, spacious shops are a pointer for the way A Nichols (Cow Mills) is expanding and growing as it heads towards its next 60 years.


Ian puts much of the success down to staff loyalty where it is not rare for employees to clock up 20 to 25 years of service.



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