Wynnstay was founded in 1917 by tenant farmers of the local Wynnstay estate and was formally constituted as a farmers' co operative shortly afterwards. Over the succeeding decades, the organisation steadily grew.
A series of acquisitions during the last 15 years has expanded Wynnstay's trading area to primarily include all of Wales, the North West, Yorkshire and most of the Midlands.
Through our history of utilising franchise manufacturers for many of our products, customers are serviced as far a field as Somerset, Sussex and Hampshire.
How We Are Growing:
In 1992, Wynnstay converted from a co-operative to a Public Limited Company in order to secure the company's long-term future enabling the business to access alternative sources of capital for long-term investment.
More recently, in 2004, the Group floated on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange where shares can be traded easily and company performance monitored by investors.
Despite this change of status, Wynnstay is still farmer controlled; over 50% of the company's shareholders are local farmers, the remaining being outside investors and staff, all of whom own shares.