Our history

How we got to where we are

From a single hardware store that began in 1930, the business expanded to have shops throughout the UK and a website that received over 2 million visits per week.

Over the years, busy, hard-working people have come to us to get their home and garden jobs done. We’ve always listened to what they need and we’ve always done our best to give it to them.

Whether it was meeting the demands for DIY products in the 50s, launching our first wilko brand products in the 70s, or introducing online shopping in the 2000s, helping our customers enjoy getting their jobs done and making the most of their homes and gardens is what we’ve always been about.