Here at Walter Bailey, we’ve been delivering businesses in Devon and Cornwall with agricultural, building and equestrian supplies since 1928. We offer a country friendly service to go with our ever expanding range of products, and have excellent members of our team that have an in-depth knowledge of all of our supplies
Our journey into becoming an agricultural store began back in 1924 with Walter Bailey mixing and selling animal feed. Although he didn’t have a shop, he had a tin bath in his cottage to store the feed and that was where the story began…
Walter Bailey delivered the feed himself in a wheelbarrow to customers who kept a small number of animals such as chickens or pigs. As Walter became more successful and the business grew, he was able to upgrade from the wheelbarrow to a pony and trap. Further down the line, Walter managed to get his own small lorry to deliver to Walter Bailey customers. A shed on St Andrew’s Road was used as a storage holding, and that same shed is still used by the family today.
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After managing the company for many years, Andrew has taken a backseat but still remains active in the farming and delivery side of the business.
A keen farmer, Margaret assists with the accounting and admin duties while also tending to her herd of award-winning Belted Galloways.
Since taking over the reins of the company in 2001, David has continued the company tradition of friendly and exceptional customer service.
Liz is our Transport Manager, who provides essential behind-the-scenes support to ensure the smooth running of the company.
Andrew started working in the yard in 2016 and has fitted in admirably, quickly becoming responsible for all bagging operations, from aggregates to fuel.
After completing a degree in journalism, Callum assists in the day-to-day admin of the shop as well as manning the company's social media and online presence.
Charley works part-time in the shop while studying sports at Truro College.
Dave is one our Class 2 HGV drivers who enjoys several outdoor pursuits along with small-scale farming at his local smallholding.
An ex-Army mechanic and lorry driver, Dom is as versatile in the yard dealing with customers as he is out traversing the country lanes of Cornwall.
Having joined the company in 2011, Harvey has quickly set about upgrading and streamlining the IT and administration systems to keep us moving forward.
Jess comes from a farming background and came to work for Walter Bailey Ltd after working for an on-line Agricultural Business.
A recent addition to the shop, Jess is an enthusiastic animal and music lover who rides her two horses and helps to milk cows in her spare time.
Katrina has 15 years of pet store experience under her belt, and competes nearly every weekend with her pony in dressage events.
Previously a carpenter for 10 years, Luke now runs our trade counter, and has a wealth of knowledge of the building aspect of the business.
Luke is our youngest delivery driver who has just gained his Class 2 HGV licence, enabling him to take on more aspects of the deliveries for the company.
Pat has amassed a wealth of experience driving forklifts and telehandlers since 1973, and is responsible for organising and gathering deliveries.
Sam is our Delivery Manager, a role which he juggles with a semi-professional rugby career at Redruth RFC.
Working in administration since 1973, Sandie has settled into our accounts department after stints in the china clay and oil drilling industries.
Steve is our principal Trade Buyer, maintaining strong links with both suppliers and customers in order to offer a quick and reliable turnaround of products.
Along with Pat, Steve mans the forklifts and is responsible for the quick turnaround of deliveries and day-to-day running of the yard.
Tamzin is the other half of our SQP qualified staff, and holds a BSc from the RAC in Equine Management to boot, making her the ideal helper for anything horse-related.
Zak started working in the yard and trade shop in 2015, after completing an apprenticeship in masonry with a local builder.