Meet The Team



Clay and game shooting since his mid twenties, Richard is Lawrence’s son-in-law, and he comes to Bamfords looking to maintain the longevity and security of this fourth generation family business.

Having set up his own online business in 2004, Richard strongly believes that the customers make the business, and is focused on ensuring all Bamfords customers get a fair deal and a great experience.

Lawrence Jones


A keen shot since the age of 11, Lawrence has spent his entire working life within the family business, since leaving school at age 17.

With over 50 years of experience in the gun industry, he has built up a wealth of specialist knowledge, particularly with reference to fine English shotguns.

Although now officially retired, he is still available by appointment – please call to arrange.

Ross Webster


Ross joins the team on a one year working placement as part of his Agribusiness course at Harper Adams University, where he has also represented their Clay Shooting Team.

Shooting from a young age himself, he has particular expertise in advising new starters to the sport, and an avid interest in old side by sides.

Maree Fiddler


Maree is a local farmer, as well as having worked for Bamfords for over 15 years.  She has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of the industry and the legalities surrounding gun ownership and transfers.  She is able to assist with new shotgun certificate and FAC applications and enquiries, and oversees all of the administration involved in gun purchasing and sales.

Sky McCann


Sky began working for Bamfords straight out of college, where she developed a passion for country and shooting apparel that led her, along with her husband Richard, to set up online business Out of the City in 2004, and later Welly Warehouse in 2006.

Bringing all three companies together under the Bamfords roof in 2015, the shop now boasts the widest collection of shooting and countrywear in the North West.

Rosie Pickles


Involved in buying and marketing the countrywear collection online, Rosie also oversees the selection of lines for display in-store at Bamfords.

With knowledge of technical shooting apparel, as well as a keen eye for stylish lifestyle countrywear, Rosie is well positioned to assist customers with even the most specific of requirements, and is available as a ‘personal shopper’ on request.

Joanna Nicholas


Joanna has a wealth of specialist knowledge of country footwear and wellington boots.  She also assists with accounts and admin for the business.

Alan Jones


The man that first brought shotgun sales to Bamfords in the 1940’s.  Eccleston farmer Alan Jones married Alice Bamford in 1945, and together they began trading shotguns and shooting accessories from her father’s shop.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Sadly, Alan passed away in July 2018 at the age of 98.  You can read his Tribute here.