About Us

From Humble Beginnings…

In 1959, Philip Winterton was having difficulty obtaining bedding for the agricultural industry, so in his search for alternative suppliers he eventually located one in the North West. However, after a while, demand increased and Philip decided that this would be an excellent opportunity to pursue his own business venture. He attended a bankruptcy sale and bought an old Bedford QL for a mere £28, and so the business began.

Gradually, other members of the local farming community, particularly the deep-littered houses such as poultry, asked Philip to supply them with animal bedding. From here, Philip’s business grew quickly, and soon even Philip’s vehicle had to be changed for larger ones which could cope with the increasing demand.

About the same time, Philip also secured contracts to supply wood flour and chipboard to manufacturers, so he bought an articulated vehicle to cope with the increased demand and expansion. Since then, business continued to bloom as the fleet of vehicles multiplied and order sizes increased.

In 1989, Philip’s elder son Gary joined the board, and so began the family business, P.H. Winterton & Son. By 1997, we opened of our first dedicated premises at Longsdon, Staffordshire, where we started to invest in packaging materials, previously we only supplied in bulk. In 2008 the company moved to a larger site at Moorside, Cauldon Lowe, and installed 1 automated packaging line, in 2012 a second packaging line was added.

Where are we now?

Today, the business consists of many members of the family who all play a vital role in the day-to-day running of P.H. Winterton & Son: Philip, Philip’s wife Mae, sons Gary and  Daniel, and Gary’s children Jason, Nikki and Adam are all part of the team. We are also a leading supplier of animal bedding, cubicle bedding, equine bedding, sawdust, shavings and biomass fuel and we have a large fleet of up to date vehicles which are able to deliver orders of any size!
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