Roger Turnbull retired from the business in 2003 and Peter in 2005, although both Brothers are occasionally found calling in to give a helping hand and make the coffee! John’s son Mark joined the business in 1987 and took on the running of the business with his father in 2005. John semi-retired in 2011, leaving Mark to run the shop. John still remains a fixture in the shop, in his words ‘keeping everyone right!’ In 2012 Mark’s son, Daniel, joined the family firm after graduating from Loughborough University with a Physics Degree.
In 2007 the shop underwent a major re-fit and the Greengrocers was condensed, making way for a large bakery and delicatessen area as the business diversified to keep up with the modern day demands. Turnbull’s are one of the towns biggest Small Business employers, currently employing 25 team members, all of whom take a great pride in the job they do. It is this passion of the work force that allows the business to be at the cutting edge of the retail meat industry, all of which is quite an achievement for a Sixth generation Family Business in Rural Northumberland!
Now in two locations
Whilst the Town Centre shop continues to thrive in the heart of Alnwick, Turnbull’s have also become the must-visit home of Northumbrian Food with the creation of a flagship Food Hall on the edge of town, which opened in December 2019.
The modern, state-of the art Food Hall encompasses a Traditional Butchers as well as an indulgent selection of seasonal vegetables, award-winning pies and salads, hot and cold food-to go and so much more. The Food Hall also showcases the best Northumbrian Produce from an an abundance of local suppliers making Turnbull’s the one stop shop for everything you might need.