About Us

The story begins in 1939 with a traditional corner shop in Hull. The picture shows the grandparents and father of our current directors. This business was interrupted by the bombs of World War 2 and it wasn’t until 1954 that the family were able to get back into retail and found what has evolved into the company we are today.

The business is currently operated by the 3rd and 4th generations of the same family. We have a growing team of almost 600 valued employees working at our Head Office in East Yorkshire and across our 34 Yorkshire Trading Company shops. We also attend 25 outdoor events during our summer show season where we promote the Rydale Clothing brand.



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What’s In Store?

We have over 10,000 products in store and online. You can find everything for the family including a large toys section, a crafty haberdashery selection and a full pets range. Plus, we have specific niche collections such as our festival essentials collection that will allow you to conveniently get everything you need in one neat spot. We have products for the home including everyday cleaning and home maintenance products, kitchenware, soft furnishings and decorative items. We also stock outdoor products which includes Rydale equestrian and country clothing, gardening tools and a great camping selection. In addition, we have constantly updated seasonal offerings for celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year. Over the years we have built up a lot of great friends in business which regularly gives us the opportunity to score some incredible clearance deals. We pass this saving on to our customers by offering these big branded products for sale at the best prices you’ll find. Every delivery brings new and exciting products to our website and all of our stores for customers to enjoy.

Customers First

Outstanding customer service with a friendly Yorkshire flair is at the heart of everything we do. We make sure all of our team members share this same attitude using our fun and fulfilling “Famous Five” system.

Rydale clothing has become a real point of pride for us over the years. The entire range is designed and developed in-house by a dedicated team who have created our great range of Country, Equestrian, and Outdoor clothing and accessories. Much of it is manufactured right here in Britain. The Rydale Clothing Team tour the entire length of the UK annually during our show season. We are currently running the largest clothing operation on the UK show circuit with 25 shows attended last season. Going on tour is a crazy job but we love every minute of it.

Looking To The Future

The 4th generation of the family: James, Edward, Michael and Laura are pushing the business unto the 21st century with the latest electronic systems to ensure we can provide more and more customers with our great products and service. Construction is complete on our new purpose-built Distribution Centre and Head Office. This £7 million project will allow us to maximise our efficiency. Recent years have seen us investing heavily in our circle. We have strengthened our various teams, supporting their specialisation into the different areas of the business through training. If you want to be part of our story then head over to our “Join Our Team” section to browse all of our current vacancies.

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