The business was established in 1956 when Alf Turner opened his butcher's shop at 205 North Lane, Aldershot the same premises that the business operates from more than 50 years later.
Alf served in the Royal Army Service Corp for nearly 20 years and when de-mobbed after WW2 he worked for the Ministry of Food and won the British Empire Medal when helping to put down an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the early 1950's.
After Alf's death in 1973 the business passed ultimately to his Grandsons Kevin and Paul. Although a great deal has changed since the shop was first opened the way that they make their sausages is fundamentally the same process that their Grandfather used. When they decided to launch their sausages nationally they obviously had to find a partner factory to make the range but they were very careful to make sure that they were able to duplicate the process that they were taught and to match the quality that has won the business so many awards.
The Alf Turner company has pledged to raise a minimum of £20,000 for Help for Heroes with 2p from the sale price of each pack of our sausages going towards Help for Heroes Trading Limited, which Gift Aids all its taxable profits to Help for Heroes.
In 2012, Paul Turner applied to be on the BBC programme Dragon's Den with the hope to show the Dragons and the public how great quality British sausages should be made and to convince them that there would be a demand for his product if the sausages were available nationally. He was successful and was received investment from Peter Jones. Since Dragons' Den he has been working closely with Peter and his investment team, perfecting the branding, securing distribution with major retailers and now is thrilled that his sausages are available for everyone to enjoy.