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Company history

1871

Group established in 1871 to supply the needs of farmers: Cheshire Farmers Supply Association Ltd.

Group became a farming co-operative in 1918 to expand the capital base and incentivise members to trade with the co‑operative.


1958

Name changed to North Western Farmers Ltd on merger between Cheshire, Shropshire & North Wales Farmers Supply Association and Chester Farmers.


1988

June 1988, changed to a limited company, NWF Ltd, ceasing to be a co-operative.


1995

September 1995, NWF Group plc joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, becoming the first company to list on AIM in the North West.


2008

October 2008, sale of Garden Centre division. Group established as a specialist agricultural and distribution business delivering feed, food and fuel.



2011

Acquisition of two fuel distribution businesses: Evesons Fuels Limited (January 2011) and Swan Petroleum Limited (September 2011).


2013

Acquisition of S.C. Feeds, an agricultural ruminant feed business.


2015

June 2015, the Group acquired 100% of the issued share capital of New Breed (UK) Limited, a high quality agriculture nutritional advisory business.

November 2015, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Staffordshire Fuels Limited, a fuel distribution business.


2016

February 2016, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Jim Peet (Agriculture) Limited, a ruminant feed manufacturer, and the freehold of two mills at Longtown and Aspatria.