Winstanleys Pramworld is committed to:
- Stocking a huge range of products – browse hundreds in-store and 6,000 on our website
- Providing helpful independent advice and information – here at pramworld.co.uk our experienced team is comprised of mostly mums and dads. We don’t have sales targets and can offer impartial advice on all of our products
- Providing a friendly, professional service at all times – pramworld.co.uk is a family-owned company and among the best loved baby products website in the UK – the proof is in our TrustPilot reviews
On his return from the Second World War John Winstanley set up his own painting and decorating business, whilst his wife, Nellie, looked after their young family. In 1951 John decided to open a shop selling decorating supplies on Fleet Street, Wigan, with Nellie running the shop whilst John continued to grow his decorating company. In 1957 the council put a demolition order on the building, so Nellie and John bought Jarvis’s Cycles on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton and started to sell bikes as well as decorating supplies.
Some years later they expanded the business, opening a nursery goods department and soon afterwards adding toys as well. In 1972 their son Kevin, who had studied Chemical Engineering at University, left his job at LaPorte in Grimsby and joined the family firm along with his wife Margaret, who juggled working in the shop with looking after a young family. The business continued to grow throughout the seventies and eighties and, at the end of 1994 Kevin’s son, David, left his job with Woolworths and joined the firm as Store Manager, followed by David’s brother Carl who joined the company in 1997. The company rapidly grew and the responsibilities were shared between the two brothers, with David looking after the Toys and Nursery, Carl running the cycles, and Kevin steering the company financially.
In 2006, the two departments had become too large to remain in the same premises and the company was split, with David continuing to manage Pramworld, and Carl moving the cycle business to a new distribution centre on Martland Park, Wigan. After a complete refurbishment, the Ormskirk Road store is now dedicated to selling a wide range of Nursery Products.
Who Are We?
Name: David Winstanley
Job Title: Director
Job Description: Responsible for sales, buying and marketing since 1994.
Interests: Golf, Cycling, Rugby League.
What Do You Love About Pramworld: Pretty much everything! Making our customers happy customers.
Unusual Fact About Yourself: I once played a ballerina in a play.
Favourite Film: Pulp Fiction
Hero: Ellery Hanley
Guilty Pleasure: Strictly Come Dancing
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up: A pilot
Name: Phil Walsh
Job Title: Warehouse Manager
Job Description: Making sure the warehouse runs efficiently, and the customers get their parcels on time
Interests: Rugby, Football (Playing and Watching)
What Do You Love About Pramworld: The team I get to work with
Unusual Fact About Yourself: I had purple hair when I met my Wife
Favourite Film: The Trueman Show
Hero: Stephen Fry
Guilty Pleasure: Crisps
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up: A teenage Mutant ninja turtle
Name: Emily Bebe
Job Title: Purchasing Manager
Job Description: To oversee the purchasing department and make sure our customers have the best products at the best prices!
Interests: Gym, Gin, Wagamamas
What Do You Love About Pramworld: My team!
Unusual Fact About Yourself: I can't swim
Favourite Film: Step Brothers
Hero: My Mum
Guilty Pleasure: Say yes to the dress
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up: Police Woman
Name: Cally Alty
Job Title: Shop Floor Manager
Job Description: I assist with the daily running of the store and mail order department ensuring the best shopping experience for our customers
Interests: Socialising, Binge watching box sets and spending time with family.
What Do You Love About Pramworld: I love the family ethos of the company and being part of one of the most exciting events in a customers life.
Unusual Fact About Yourself: My house was used as a set for an ITV documentary.
Favourite Film: Armageddon
Hero: My Dad
Guilty Pleasure: Doctor Who
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up: Police Woman
Name: Nicola Boulton
Job Title: Assistant Warehouse Manager
Job Description: Ensuring the warehouse runs smoothly on a daily basis and allocating jobs to staff.
Interests: I enjoy spending time with my little boy. We like going to the park, playing football and also going out on our bikes.
What Do You Love About Pramworld: I love working for Pramworld as we are able to give impartial advice on our wide range of products which means customers are able to leave the store happy and well informed.
Unusual Fact About Yourself: My 2nd toe is longer than my big toe
Favourite Film: The Shawshank Redemption
Hero: Walt Disney
Guilty Pleasure: George Formby
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up: Either a detective or a professional wrestler for WWF.
Name: Kelly Hewitt
Job Title: Shop Floor Supervisor
Job Description: Maintaining the shop floor from day to day, allocating jobs to the shop floor staff. I have worked at Pramworld since 2008.
Interests: Socialising and spending time with my 2 children.
What Do You Love About Pramworld: I love working here as it feels like we are a family. We have a strong bond and we all strive to offer the best service possible.
Unusual Fact About Yourself: I am a massive Eddie Stobart fan
Favourite Film: Lady and the Tramp
Hero: My Mum and Dad.
Guilty Pleasure: One Direction
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up: Prince William's wife.
Name: Nichola Baker
Job Title: After Sales Manager
Job Description: I will over see the service department, dealing with any returns and repairs, looking after our customers long after the initial shopping experience.
Interests: Spending time with my children, shopping and holidaying on hot sunny beaches.
What Do You Love About Pramworld: How we are all one big family making a difference to other People’s Families.
Unusual Fact About Yourself: I have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.
Favourite Film: Forest Gump
Hero: My mum, She's an Absolute Legend!
Guilty Pleasure: Sir Elton John!
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up: A Mounted Police Officer.
Where Are We?
Why not visit one of our Showrooms? We are easy to find Click here for a map and detailed directions. Our addresses are:
Our Wigan Showroom
725-729 Ormskirk Road
Our Stoke Showroom
Unit 4 Leek Road Retail Park
Not all of the products available on-line are on display in our showrooms. Please contact us first if you wish to view a product in store.
John Winstanley & Co Ltd T/A Winstanleys Pramworld is a company registered in England and our registered address is as above. Our company registration number is 752287.