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.

John Harley


Introduced to shooting at the age of 8, John would accompany his Dad to clay grounds every Sunday as a child, where he developed a passion for shooting sports.

A syndicate member and regular clay and game shot with a love for the great outdoors, working in gun sales is his dream job.

Approachable and enthusiastic, John loves to talk to customers about their interests and offer help and advice.

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.

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.

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.