The story of Westmorland Limited began over 30 years ago. Back in the late 1960's, the developers of the M6 motorway approached John and Barbara Dunning, who farm at High Chapel Farm at Tebay, near the summit of Shap, with a view to building the M6 through their land. The Dunning's, instead of opposing the development, worked with the developers to minimise the impact of the M6 motorway through their land at the Lune Gorge. They also kept some of the land on either side of the Motorway and following a successful bid opened a small service area and hence in 1972, Westmorland Limited was formed when two local Cumbrian families, the Dunnings and the Birketts who were Bakers at Penrith came together. Tebay Services is still Britain's only locally owned and run Motorway Services
The company is now owned and run by the second generation of Dunnings and has become a multi - sited operation employing over 500 people across four distinct businesses:
We also have planning permission to build a brand new service station on the M5 near Gloucester. To find out more click here
We could write at length about all the developments and events that have made up the Westmorland story but what we think would really bring the story to life is our video.
Please click play on the video below, sit back and learn all about the business we are very proud of!
To find out more about what has been happening at Westmorland recently, have a read of our latest news and press releases here.