Logo for SPAR and links to SPAR UK
Appleby Westward is SPAR's Retail Distribution Centre for the South West of England. More...
Click to view our Facebook page Click to view our Twitter page
Contact & Sign in
Phone: 01752 854000
E-mail: Customer Support & Contact home
Latest News

Tradeshow 2017 Success

Tradeshow 2017 Appleby Westward announced at its 2017 tradeshow that it is to extend the lower wholesale price initiative to its retailers following ...More...

Tradeshow 2017

Winners detailed below: 1st Prize – trip for two to the National Convention in Tenerife, 2018 Chartman Group 2nd Prize – deal of the day orders (...More...

Photos from the 2017 Tradeshow

Thank you to everyone who was involved in making yesterday’s Tradeshow a success, everyone’s support and hard work over the event was hugely appreciat...More...

SPAR's 60th Anniversary Digital Loyalty Programme

Win some great prices at @ http://www.spar.co.uk for details. (From 15th Jun - 16th Aug) ...More...

Fathers Day with SPAR

Don't forget Fathers Day Sunday 18th June. We have a everything you need to make his day special: - Fathers Day Gifts - Cards - Confectionery - B...More...

Latest News - homepage
Focus on

Focus on

HR and Payroll


"The Payroll department not only deal with the on-going payroll processing of the Appleby Westward staff," (says Clare Parkin, Appleby Westward's Payroll Co-ordinator) they also work with a large number of our retailers who outsource their payroll to Appleby Westward'.



Albany Road Worker Looks Forward to a Well Earned Retirement

When Christine Rowe landed a job at a Falmouth corner shop straight from school in 1966, she never imagined she would still be there 45 years later.

But Christine enjoyed working at the Albany Road store so much that she stayed on and is now looking forward to retirement after completing her long period of service at the popular local SPAR.

She was taken on as a 15 year old just before the shop was acquired by David and Daphne Jinks. It was originally an ice cream parlour and dairy called Albany Dairy.

Today, the 1,200 sq. ft. store is owned by their son Stephen and his wife Janette. Stephen said: We will all miss her. Christine has been an integral part of the business for so many years, and very much the Queen Bee of our store.

Christine, who lives in Penryn, got a job at the store thanks to her Domestic Science teacher at Trecobeas School, now Falmouth School, who told her the position might suit her.

In those days it was a little corner shop with no self service, and I used to slice meat, bacon and cheese for customers, and even weigh up the loose tobacco that we used to sell from tins, said Christine. We used to add it all up using an old fashioned till with press down keys.

Times have changed and we are now a modern SPAR neighbourhood store with a bakery section which I now work in. I never imagined I would stay so long, but I've always been very happy here and stayed on until my retirement.""

Note to Editors: For further information on Appleby Westward, contact us via our contact page


If you have any questions or are having problems with this page, either contact our Customer Support department on 01752 854099 or complete and send the short web form on the Contact page.

Interested in becoming a retailer?

Find out more information or ask a question in our 'Become a retailer' section