Our story - Penwithian Cash and Carry
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Our story


Mr Harry Dugdale and his wife Sybil began the long-standing family business selling bacon, eggs and cheese back in 1938, and continued to supply the West of Cornwall for the duration of the Second World War.

Soon after the war, they were joined by their eldest son Peter and their youngest son Roger, who followed their parents into the family business a few years later, which marked the birth of the business ‘H Dugdale and Sons’ – proudly trading from Causeway Head in Penzance. 

As the business rapidly expanded through Penzance and into West Cornwall, the wholesale company of Penwithian Wholesalers Ltd was formed in the late 1950’s from the Dugdale family’s Causewayhead premises to supply the local shops, hotels and restaurants with a comprehensive range of delicious groceries, frozen and chilled foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, and wines and spirits.

In 1968, Penwithian Wholesalers moved into their new “Wholesale Cash and Carry” at Eastern Green, Penzance.

Both Peter and Roger worked in the business and were joined by Peter’s son, Giles and Roger’s daughter Amanda along with son, Scott.

They have each been working in the business for over 25 years. Penwithian Wholesalers have been delivering goods to customer’s doors since 1985.

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As the years roll by, economies evolve and trends change; the business still maintains its family values and ‘above-and-beyond’ approach to customer service.


Your points of contact at Penwithian Wholesalers

Roger Dugdale


Mark Timmins

Store Manager

Giles Dugdale


Amanda Matthews

Finance Manager

Scott Dugdale


Nicola McMahon

Office Manager