S&R Burchills Celebrates 30 Years Serving North Somerset

Established in 1991, family-run S&R Burchills has been supplying fruit and vegetables to the residents of North Somerset for 30 years from their Nailsea-based shop, and will be celebrating their anniversary next month.

To mark the celebration, throughout April S&R Burchills will be randomly selecting one customer every day to receive their online order, and one in-store customer to receive their purchase completely free of charge. This means 60 full refunds throughout the month to mark their 30 years in business.

Sean and Ruth Burchill established S&R Burchills in April 1991, following Sean’s career as a salesman with the Bristol Wholesale Fruit Company. They faced their fair share of turmoil in the early stages of the business but with the addition of a great team around them that shared the same vision, Burchills progressed year on year to the company that it is today.

Based in the heart of Nailsea town centre, the business has grown exponentially since its original launch, adding new product lines, services and two new websites – now offering next day delivery in the surrounding area.

Despite the growth, a number of things have remained the same including the core team and Sean’s working day! 30-years later and Sean still wakes up at 1am every day in order to select the best produce from the Wholesale Fruit Centre, as well as local growers and suppliers to supply customers in North Somerset.

Left to right: Neil, Sean Burchill, Craig Burchill, Ruth Burchill, Debbie Reeves.

Owner Operator, Sean Burchill comments: “We pride ourselves on our customer service, and the ability to adapt with the times – no more so than this last 12 months.

“Over the years we have worked with the very best growers and suppliers in the area and have established a fantastic team to help take the business to the next level.

“It is a huge achievement to still be operating 30 years on, which is a credit to our brilliant team, and we are honoured to have been serving our customers throughout North Somerset for the past 30 years.”

Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, S&R Burchills launched a new website following the huge rise in the demand for online shopping, with online orders rocketing by more than 32,000%. The business has since taken on more staff and vehicles to accommodate the rise in demand for online shopping and customisable delivery options.

Thanks to the new e-commerce website, customers can purchase from the full range of more than 300 products across the fruit, vegetable, salad, dairy, herbs, grocery, confectionary, and jams and sauces categories, as well as the traditional vegetable boxes that Burchills has become so well known for.

The business has also collaborated with a local chef to create a selection of delicious recipes to inspire customers and provide simple, easy to follow recipes to enjoy their Burchills produce.

Sean Burchill added: “On behalf of myself, Ruth and the whole team at Burchills, I would like to say a big thank you to all our customers, past, present and future and we look forward to the next big anniversary.”

Don’t forget to place your order for delivery, or visit the shop anytime throughout April to be in with the chance of winning your purchase completely free!

Free delivery is offered on all orders above £15 within local areas.

Visit the website at burchills.co.uk.