Since its formation in 1957, and throughout its development from a local to national company, Watson Fuels has always been aware of its place in the community. Headquartered in the rural village of Brinkworth, Wiltshire, and operating nationwide through a depot network of over 50 local depots, we've done our utmost to build and maintain a reputation for actively contributing to the towns and villages in which we operate and the communities in which we serve.
Most people agree that road transport needs to become more sustainable. But does this mean that all diesel engines are soon to become a thing of the past?
With severe weather hitting parts of the UK over the weekend, some of our operations have been impacted.
While our phone lines remain open – with most sales and office colleagues working remotely, in line with Covid-19 controls – some of our operational depots in selected parts of the country have been affected.
Following the agreement of Brexit arrangements in December 2020, please see our Brexit Policy Statament.
Following the latest Government announcements, we would like to advise customers on how we’re updating our services to help keep you safe and warm this winter.
Sports teams and individuals
Active in the field of sponsorship, Watson Fuels is equally as honoured to sponsor professional sports teams as it is local youth teams. In addition to our sponsorship of the Exeter Chiefs, we are long term supporters of both Ledbury and Cullompton rugby clubs, and have recently worked closely with Gwernyfed Rugby Club in Powys.
We've also been able to assist local junior and senior football clubs near our Totnes, Wisbech, Wigan, Torrington and Dorchester depots, and our logo can be seen on the kits of the Wisbech Acorns, Ledbury Swifts YFC, and Rogarth YFC. Recent years have seen greater involvement in cricket, with clubs in York, Herefordshire, Kent, Cornwall, Wiltshire and Devon all receiving backing from the Watson Fuels group of companies.
With our roots in the agricultural community, Watson Fuels has been keen to promote numerous local ploughing matches, agricultural fairs, Young Farmers Clubs and farming charities. We see this as a key area of support with many of our staff either coming from a farming background or still involved in the local agricultural community.
Local events, societies, and charities
The most varied area of our community involvement is our support of local fetes, shows, steam rallies and fundraising events. A number of depots are involved in helping local libraries and societies with their fundraising. Our Louth depot, for example, have recently supported the nearby Louth museum, as well as the local dramatic society the Louth Playgoers, while our backing of the Dauntsey 10k Run for Cancer Research, located just outside our Brinkworth Head Office, is now entering its fourth year.