The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall thank Asda colleagues

The Prince of Wales, who is President of Business in the Community, and the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Avonmouth Distribution Centre yesterday to thank staff who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to keep the country’s food supplies moving.


Asda colleagues shared the work we’ve been undertaking with Business in the Community, as well as our support for FareShare and the Trussell Trust. TRHs met the team based at the distribution centre as well as a selection of staff from local stores and home shopping drivers, and also unveiled a plaque to mark their visit.


Chris Tilly, Asda General Manager for Bristol CDC, who met the Duchess of Cornwall, said: “We’re really honoured that their Royal Highnesses took the time to come and express their thanks to our colleagues for their hard work during the pandemic, we’ve been keeping it as a surprise for weeks. The team work has been fantastic right across our business from home office departments, the logistics function and those at the coal face working in the stores. I’m incredibly proud of my 700 colleagues and managers who have really gone above and beyond to keep vital food supplies on the road – and it’s great to see they’ve all be recognised today."