In 1930 Mr White opened shop at number 13 Bridge Street in Northampton. He sold practical country clothes, scout uniforms and camping equipment. After a few years, with hard work and a good location, the business began to grow along with its reputation. The business survived by keeping pace with modern trends and products. The shop itself had many cosmetic changes, going through various improvements to the shop front. On the 25th May 1950 it was formed into a limited company and years later the business was handed down to Mr White's son.
As demand for business increased so did the company size. The shops next door, 15 and 17, were brought and a new store was opened in Rugby. Number 17 Bridge Street was developed to specialise solely in outdoor gear and more staff were employed. Today White+Bishop has 20 highly trained staff.
White+Bishop is now an independent outdoor shop based in the United Kingdom. Keeping up with the tradition of providing an extensive range of stock White+Bishop sell all the top brands in the market. Names like The North Face, Berghaus, Brasher, Craghoppers, Barbour, Icebreaker, Merrell and more grant us a platform for equipping you with high quality products. We are also a specialist supplier to World Challenge and D of E expeditions.
Establishing White+Bishop online
With 80 years of experience behind us we realise how important it is to move with the times. In 2002 we launched our website e-outdoor.co.uk and began developing our friendly and personal service online. Our website offers all types of camping equipment and gear, outdoor clothing and footwear, tents with fast mainland UK delivery.
As well as the online store we operate two busy retail stores close in the centre of Northampton and Rugby towns. Why not drop into one of the local branches for exclusive high street prices and offers.
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Visit a store
13-17 Bridge Street
Tel: 01604 230901
Fax: 01604 630492
29-31 Clifton Road
Tel: 01788 579476
Fax: 01788 579476