Welcome is a proud family business with a family ethos at the core. Started with my Father William and my Mother Joan over 33 years ago, W,J&R Dance trades as WELCOME and now works in partnership with the Southern Co-operative. We have grown in a measured and sustainable way from one store to six welcoming the partnership with Southern Co-op on-route. We still keeping all aspects close to the family, assisted by my sisters and my wife.

We are proud to serve the local communities across all of the areas in which we trade by providing the best range possible on fresh food and groceries allied with excellent customer service. We strive to be at the heart of the communities we serve by offering back enthusiastic support where they support us.

From a very young age I had always wanted to run my own business and when I graduated my Father helped buy the first store in Marchwood which opened on 24/06/1986. We still own the business in Marchwood today three decades later with three original staff members still with us!

This business is a part of my family and is as much a part of my life as either of my children and wife. My team love the family aspect of the business and I love the passion my team show in helping our customers. Long may it continue.