Bertie’s was started by me, Peter Tweddell. I wanted to start a company that reflected my beliefs and principles, especially those associated with the environment and the Kent countryside.
At Bertie's we work hard to minimise our environmental impact. All the timber we use for production is sourced from local coppiced woodlands, an ancient land management practice that encourages healthy tree growth and flourishing flora and fauna. All our production techniques are designed to have as low an impact as possible, with our log drying kilns fired using wood waste from our processing line. We encourage our customers to return all packaging for re-use or recycling.
The Bertie’s staff live locally and all have helped enormously to make Bertie’s a successful and rewarding place to work.
Bertie the Cat...
Yes, Bertie is a real cat and he loves to curl up in front of the stove!
Bertie's won the award for "Start Up Business of the Year" at KEiBA 2012. This award demonstrated the recognition that Bertie's had gained through constant growth and a loyal customer base.
Managing Director, Peter Tweddell, was a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur category but was pipped at the post by Alfie Daly of Kent First Aid Services. Extra information about the awards can be found on the Courier Media website.
Bertie's were successful in two categories of the West Kent Business Excellence Awards held on 24th November 2011 at the Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells.
The competition was strong but Bertie's managed to win the Best New Business (Small Company) Award as judged and sponsored by Genesa.
While Managing Director, Peter Tweddell, also won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as judged and sponsored by Kent Trainers.
A full list of winners and extra information about the awards can be found on the Courier Media website.