South Lakes duo brew up a rosy new business opportunity

The Westmorland Gazette: Andrew Tomkinson and John Pearce Andrew Tomkinson and John Pearce

TWO South Lakeland entrepreneurs are hoping to see a successful future in their tea leaves.

Andrew Tomkinson and John Pearce have founded the new online luxury tea company Penningtons of Cumbria.

The firm, based in Backbarrow, sells a range of loose-leaf teas such as the exotically-named Dragon Eye, Jasmine Silver Needle and Pinhead Gunpowder varieties.

Mr Tomkinson said: “We decided tea would make a great business because we are a nation of tea drinkers in the UK — it’s what makes us tick. Our mission now is to provide the finest tea to everyone in Cumbria and beyond.”



Comments are closed on this article.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree