How it all began.... Brothers Cecil and Harold Warner returned from the Great War and set up business in 1918. At first the business offered their services to the farming community, dealing with tractor repairs and ancillary items, but even then Warners could be relied upon to provide whatever the customer wanted, even down to the repair of bicycles!
Growth was rapid as the name Warners became synonymous with value and reliability and the business soon encompassed car repairs, petrol supplies and bus services.
The acquisition of an Austin agency in 1923 proved almost prophetic as the coaching industry fell into decline during the 1950s and 60s due to increased private car ownership. The Warners of today began to take shape in 1968 when Michael, grandson of Harold Warner, took control of the car repair side of the business.
1920-21 Warner Bros Motor Engineers' first premises in Twyning
1922 First Petrol Pumps in Twyning
Fifty years on Mike Warner still plays a big part in the running of Warners and still strongly believes that people, staff and customers are what makes any business successful. Over the years Mike has put a great deal back into the community by sponsoring many good causes and local sporting clubs and appeals.
As part of Warners Cars 100th Year Birthday celebrations Warners are delighted to have chosen a number of local charities to support in our fund raising efforts over the next 3 months. In total we have chosen 6 charities, 3 local to Tewkesbury and 3 local to our Gloucester branch.
From Friday 1st June to September 7th we will donate £25 for every new and used car we sell, customers will be able to decide which charity they wish to support. Aftersales customers can also get involved and will be given a £1 token when they collect their vehicle following a service, MOT or repair.
The three charities being supported by our Tewkesbury branch are:
The Tewkesbury Sea Cadets:
Currently fundraising for a major outside space renovation at their Headquarters in the middle of Tewkesbury (at the back of the old cascades). So would like to put any money raised to the new Marine Engineering workshop.
Noah's Ark Children's Centre:
At Noah's Ark children's centre we are looking at enhancing our outdoor space so the children are able to explore and learn in all weathers.
The joy of playing in mud, splashing in puddles, growing fruit and vegetables from seed, cooking and eating it is what makes learning fun, we want to enhance the resources we have for the children with your help.
The Sensory Zone, Ashchurch:
"We are a unique facility offering free support for families to enhance the development and education of children."
With any money raised we would like to purchase a range of light boxes.
The three charities being supported by our Gloucester branch are:
The James Hopkins Trust:
Caring for severely disabled children. James Hopkins Trust is here to make sure every child and their family gets the best possible care while helping the whole family build precious memories.
Hope For Tomorrow:
Hope for Tomorrow is a dedicated charity, bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes via our Mobile Cancer Care Units.
As a cancer charity, we understand that time is a crucial factor for patients, and in 2007 we launched the world’s first ever Mobile Cancer Care Unit to bring vital cancer care closer to patients, enabling them to spend more time with family, friends and loved ones.
We develop, build, provide and maintain MCCUs to support patients who are going through Chemotherapy by alleviating the stresses and strains of travelling for appointments, along with reducing hospital waiting times.
Churchdown Panthers FC:
Churchdown Panthers this year celebrate their 50 th Anniversary year. They support over 600 local children being coached by a team of 35 managers/coaches/dads all giving up their free time to help boys and girls from 6 upto 16 improve their skills, play in games and most importantly be with their friends and have fun.
current under 12s team next season are in desperate
need of a new kit having managed to make the current one last almost
three seasons. Sadly these kits don't come cheap so any donations will be greatfully received.
Terms & Conditions: Tokens will be issued to retail customers only of new and used cars ordered and delivered during the 100 day period of 1st June to 7th September 2018.