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.
In return for the steadfast support given to Warners by the local community over the years we have decided to hold a unique Warners 100 Local Charity Fundraiser. Our vision is to support three local charities or organisations in Tewkesbury and the surrounding villages and a further three in Gloucester.
To do this we need some help! We need the help of local residence of Tewkesbury and Gloucester to make suggestions and nominate local charities or projects that would benefit from our help. Do you know of a charity that needs new play equipment, a community sports club needing new kit, a community needing a difibulator or funding towards a community based project or event?
The closing date for the nominations will be Monday 30th April, nominations can be made by emailing email@example.com or by commenting on the Warners 100 Facebook link. A short list will be decided upon and we will then invite the chosen charities to provide a statement on how they would use and benefit from the donation.
Customers purchasing and taking delivery of a new or used car between Friday 25th May and Saturday 1st September (100 days) will be given a £25 token to donate to one of the local charities. Service customers can also get involved and will be given a £1 token when they collect their car following a service, MOT or repair.
Keep an eye on Facebook and this page for regular updates on how the project is coming along.
Terms & Conditions: Tokens will be issued to retail customers only of new and used cars ordered and delivered during the 100 day period of 25th May to 1st September 2018. Open to local registered charities and non-profit making community based projects.