Celebrating ten years of business in Rugby town centre

A town centre shop celebrates a decade of trading in Rugby this month.

Wild and Free first opened its doors in Railway Terrace in 2003, selling a wide range of organic produce.

Wild & Free celebrated its 10th birthday at the weekend.''Pictured: Steve Prime is congratulated on his 10 years success by Tony Gillias (Mayor of Rugby).

Wild & Free celebrated its 10th birthday at the weekend.''Pictured: Steve Prime is congratulated on his 10 years success by Tony Gillias (Mayor of Rugby).

The family-owned business has gone from strength to strength ever since, and in 2012 moved to its new home in Bank Street.

Owner Steve Prime’s passion for the freshest organic produce means Wild and Free sources all its meat and poultry from Jason’s Organic Butchers, based at Leicestershire’s Cotesbach Hall.

Steve has also developed an extensive network of local, registered organic growers, who supply Wild and Free with fresh fruit and vegetables, while the shop also stocks a wide range of whole foods, groceries, and specialist vegan and vegetarian products.

In addition to a delivery service which stretches across Warwickshire and even further afield, Wild and Free also offers online shopping via its website - www.wildandfree.net

The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Anthony Gillias, visit the shop on Saturday to join in the shop’s tenth birthday celebrations.

Throughout the month Wild and Free has held free taster sessions on Saturdays, and from September 26 to September 29 the shop takes part in the Rugby Food and Drink Festival.

Cllr Gillias, who has made supporting small businesses the theme of his Mayoral year, said he was delighted to visit.

“The success of Wild and Free shows what can happen when you have a passion for your business and a commitment to customer service,” Cllr Gillias said.

“A decade in business is a real milestone and cause for celebration, and I’m sure Wild and Free will enjoy continued success in the future.”