The Story of Bob Woolmer Sales


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31 years ago in 1982 Bob Woolmer owned a sports shop in Tonbridge High Street. He asked a (very) young James Wattenbach to help him run the shop.
Bob & James travelled the country together with a car full of cricket stock selling to whichever cricket club would entertain them. The shop thrived with this savvy duo & another side to the business was discovered: selling to local schools.
This side was nurtured & the shop continued until 1988 when Bob decided to sell up & move to South Africa with his family. Bob Woolmer Sports was then bought by a local retail group Sportique.
It was at this point that James started his breakaway company allowing him to grow the schools business that had started to develop & here Bob Woolmer Sales (as you know it) was ‘born’.

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Bob Woolmer Sales has had many ‘homes’ in it’s time but we have always been based in & around Tonbridge.
We are now lucky enough to have our office & warehouse on a farm in Hadlow. Here we enjoy the view across an ever changing neighbouring field, observing the unpredictable British weather & the odd sheep!

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We have been committed to our customers for over 25 years and thankfully Bob Woolmer Sales is still going strong & growing from year to year.

Over the years we have evolved our stock to supply not just those requiring cricket equipment but to include all sports. We also have a large range of clothing that we can supply including personalisation.

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