Who are The Green Berry?
Our story starts with Simon Fishwick who joined the British Army at the age of 16. Simon served in the military with distinction over 15 years, working his way through the ranks, joining the Parachute Regiment & achieving the coveted rank as Royal Marine Commando earning him the distinguished Green Beret.
After returning from a distinguished 15-year long military service, to civilian life, Simon felt the wanted to do something meaningful and latterly support his local community.
Purely By Chance
Purely by chance, Simon heard that a community greengrocer based in the picturesque village of Horbury, that had over 60 years providence & had for generations been at the heart of the local community was fighting for survival. Although still trading, the businesses halcyon days of servicing the local community were sadly long gone.
Simon decided there & then to buy the business. With his passion for saving the community hub & tireless work ethic, he took the challenge and set about returning the business in to a thriving vibrant hub for customers, selling only the freshest and highest quality produce. Additionally, to re-connect the local community, Simon decided to deliver to his customers what they needed, with no minimum order value straight to their front door free of charge.
Throughout the Pandemic this service provided a lifeline to many within the community & continues today! The business has gone from strength to strength and it's fair to say that it has had a huge impact on the local community.
Recently the business was re-branded to 'The Green Berry' with the strapline 'fruit & veg on parade' as a tribute to Simon's time spent proudly serving his country.
The Green Berry has just launched a new website; http://www.thegreenberry.co.uk/ & now offers over 650 products supporting local independent artisan businesses, farmers & other high quality purveyors of exceptional non-supermarket style products.
It's fair to say 'The Green Berry' philosophy is an adaptation of old values;
Our Customers always come first.
Our values are focused on customer satisfaction & exceptional customer service.
We openly encourage our staff to engage & chat to our customers (some may get out very little).
Nothing is ever too much trouble - our customers are the heart and soul of the business.