WCF Pet & Equestrian
WCF Pet and Equestrian have 10 stores across the north of England and the south of Scotland.
At WCF Pet & Equestrian we are passionate about our pets and stock an extensive range of pet, equestrian, smallholding and wild bird food, bedding, supplements, and accessories (collars, leads, toys and much more), with friendly trained staff on hand to offer expert help and advice on product selection and animal health. Footwear (especially wellies and country boots) and gardening ranges are also featured in most stores, with frequent price promotions in all departments.
WCF Pet & Equestrian is renowned for excellent customer service with the vast majority of our staff animal owners and countryside lovers. We are extremely proud of our business and believe that within our stores we offer a unique, relaxed shopping experience with expert advice always available but never imposed.
We now also have our exclusive Lakeland Heritage Grain Free dog food available to purchase online. Along with our Super Premium dog and cat food ranges. To browse the product range or place an order please visit www.wcfselect.co.uk.
Why not come and visit us now – both two and four legged customers are welcome!
General Manager - Commercial, WCF Pet & Equestrian
Started working for WCF on the 11th October 2004 as Retail Operations Manager based in Wigton. Three years later he became Product and Marketing Manager. He has been integral to the current evolution to our Pet & Equestrian store concept. More recently taking on the role of General Manager – Commercial. Outside of work he is involved in the world of dogs, showing, breeding and judging at open and championship show level here and abroad.
General Manager - Facilities and Finance, WCF Pet & Equestrian
Alan started working for WCF back in 1986 as an assistant accountant for the NW Regional Supplies Division, based at Rosehill, Carlisle. Over the years he has worked in several of the WCF locations undertaking a variety of roles, but is currently based in Wigton with our Pet & Equestrian business. Outside of work he is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. His weekends are taken up by his passion for Rugby Union and he is heavily involved with Wigton RUFC.
WCF Pet and Equestrian Area Manager
Jade joined the business in 2018 as WCF's Pet and Equestrian Area Manager. Before that she has worked in multiple retail chains including Tesco, as well as creating her own independent retailer No.19 Menswear in 2011. In her spare time you will find her walking the sunny beaches of Blackpool with her sausage dog, Lord Arnold.
Operations Manager and Store Manager, Penrith
Chris has worked for WCF for over 6 years. Previously he worked for Sainsburys and ASDA as Security Manager where he was instrumental in achieving a 37% reduction in accidents against a target of 30% by identifying poor working practices. He became Deputy Manager for Pets At Home in Carlisle when they opened a new store in 2006. Alongside his operational responsibilities Chris also manages our largest store in Penrith.
Store Manager, Castle Douglas
Anna started with WCF in 1993 as a full-time sales assistant and has seen many changes over the years as the business progressed from its animal medicine and farming input days through to the pet and equestrian business we are now. She became manager of the Castle Douglas store in 2006 and is fortunate enough to have been in the role long enough to see the full refurbishment of the store during 2017. In her spare time she competes in the sport of dog agility with her 2 black Labradors and also enjoys horse riding when she has time. Her passion is animals, especially dogs, and she has been encouraged to develop this through WCF. Anna is currently expanding her knowledge in the field of dog behaviour and fitness.
Store Manager, Claughton
I started working at WCF in 1974 after leaving school at the age of 16 as a junior office clerk at our Ellel branch near Lancaster. After 9 1/2 years I left to have my 2 children, but returned in 1987 and moved with the company in 1990 to their current site at Claughton. I have been manager here for over 15 years. When I’m not at work I love looking after my 2 grandchildren, walking the family dog and cycling.
Store Manager, Rosehill (Carlisle)
Nicky Mason is the Manager at the Rosehill store, having previously managed the Kendal and Penrith stores. Prior to that she worked for 21 years in the Wines and Spirits industry as a Business Development Advisor. Outside of work Nicky competes at Agility, Canicross, Flyball and Obedience with her 3 Working Sheepdogs.
Store Manager, Cockermouth
After relocating from the south in September 2018 I started my career as Deputy Manager in November 2018 in WCF Cockermouth and was given the amazing opportunity to step up as Store manager in February 2019. Before my big move I had worked for Pets at Home as an Assistant Manager and also had the wonderful privilege of working for Sealife London Aquarium. Outside of work I am an amateur landscape photographer and even sell some of my work to national papers/magazines and websites. I also enjoy being outside gardening or just enjoying the wonders of Cumbria.
I have worked in three of our WCF stores since starting with WCF, Kendal, Skipton and now Ulverston. I am from a farming background and have a real passion for animals especially dogs. In my spare time I train and trial Sheepdogs, competing up to National level. I have previous retail experience working for FatFace, The Bodyshop and was also a Market Administrator for an Auction Mart.
I have worked for WCF as store manager since June 2019. I have worked in retail since I was 16 years old, most recently I made the transition to WCF from department manager with Tesco. In my spare time I enjoy family time, and also looking after my 6 year old Jack Russell Bronson, I also have a cat called Tyger.
Before joining WCF I was a lone worker as a dog groomer in Cockermouth. I started with WCF in July 2017 in the Cockermouth store, after being there for 1.5 years I decided to relocate and move to Kendal where I became Supervisor. My passion is animals, mainly dogs as I have a 7 year old LabX and a 9 month old ShihPoo, who I enjoy taking for walks and buying many toys for!