Galloways Bakers was founded in 1971 by Ronald and Patricia Galloway who opened their first shop at 215 Ormskirk Road, Wigan trading as 'The Pie Shop' specialising as the name implies in producing the finest pies and pasties in the area, hot and ready to eat, using only quality ingredients.
In the late 1970's their Bakery business had grown to four shops all in and around the Wigan area, 'The Pie Shop' name was dropped and the shops were now called 'Galloways family Bakers'
continued growth and expansion saw the firm acquire more shops through the 1980's in areas of Wigan like Aspull, Wallgate and Standish.
In 1989 the firm became a Limited Company and the Bakery was moved from Ormskirk Road to larger premises at Loch Street, Pemberton to cope with the increase production demands.
in 1997 The Bakery Station concept evolved with three new additions to the Galloways fleet of shops opening in Preston,St. Helens and Eccleston the idea being that we would aim to serve our customers as quickly as possible in these outlets realising that time was precious for our customers who were generally on the move. This idea is now true in all of our outlets who aim is to provide quick service of quality products throughout the day.
Expansion in 2000 has led to the company once again moving to larger bakery premises to cope with the increased volume of production. During this growth and increased volume of output, the company has always aimed to keep the same values that The Galloways family's success has been built on. This includes having hot breakfasts made fresh each morning, Hot Pies,Pasties and Sausage Rolls baked fresh all day in every one of our shops, fresh morning goods and quality confectionery made fresh every morning in our local Bakery, and fresh filled rolls with a variety of fillings made every day on site in each of our outlets.
Saw Galloways Bakers open another shop in Wigan Town centre at the entrance to the Bus Station in the shop formerly owned by Pooles.
Galloways are featured on Granada Reports in response to a local french footballer's claim that he does not like English cuisine. We are convinced we can tempt his taste buds with the finest pies Wigan has to offer!
Existing Director Mr David J. Lowe takes over as Managing Director & Mrs J. Lowe joins the board as Retail Director. This marks a new era for Galloways Bakers Ltd who now have exciting expansion plans for the Company, whilst maintaining the Company’s family based identity.
A new start with Galloways Bakers Ltd acquiring “The Bakery Station” outlets in Eccleston, Preston and St Helens- all shops will be renamed with the Galloways signage very soon.
Paul Crone (Croney) from local news TV programme Granada Reports visits Galloways Bakers to see our special novelty Confectionery products that we have specially made for The Carling Cup Final.
Opening day for Chain Lane, St. Helens- This was a huge success and we welcomed a brand new customer base along with regular customers who found that they now did not have to travel as far to purchase our products. Chain Lane has great parking facilities, and this should make it a more accessible location for all.
"“We have a very loyal customer base in St Helens already who recognise quality bakery products and we are really pleased to have acquired another site in this area”
Refit and extension of Galloways busy Wallgate branch begins we aim to complete this work whilst keeping the branch open to keep our hungry customers supplied with their favourite breakfast.
Refit of Galloways shop in wallgate, wigan is completed with the minimum disruption to the busy rail commuters who visit our shop every day for breakfast through to dinner and teatime our new refitted shop is now open 6am-6pm (Facing Wigan Wallgate Station)
St Helens shop now has a new identity-Our branch in Ormskirk Street, St Helens centre now has an eye catching Galloways signage to replace it's former identity as the bakery Station- Bakery Manager Mr Mark Banks commented "We are famous for our pies and we want to promote it in the heart of St. Helens"
Work begins on our shop at Moorside, Aspull that will undergo major refurbishment and we expect this to be finished by the end of this year.
Galloways are proud to announce the opening of a new shop on the site formerly occupied by Whittles Bakers at 1Tunstall Lane, Pemberton, Wigan. This will be the 13th Galloways shop in the Wigan area and our 20th in total throughout the North West.
We have finally secured planning permission to build our new Bakery but have not moved far from our roots and have decided to stay in the heart of Wigan a stones throw from Wigan Pier!
Galloways open a third shop in Wigan Town Centre on Market Place, Wigan. This shop is the first shop that is open 7 days a week.
"Out with the old in with the new" Our tired old website has been refreshed by local web design company Just internet solutions, Our customers can keep up to date with our company , download job application forms and email us with their views.
"The Pies the limit"
Galloways beats off all the local competition to win pie competition http://www.wigantoday.net/community/the_pie_s_the_limit_1_2747144
Our brand new custom built Bakery is now open for production. After 18 months of hard work and over £1/2 million of investment we have finally moved to new premises at Woods Street Wigan. " I was determined that after being established in Wigan for 40 years we would not wander far from our roots and decided to relocate right in the heart of Wigan, this is central and ideal for our distribution to our 22 shops throughout the NorthWest" Mr David Lowe MD
"Happy Birthday to us!" we are 40 years old this year on 28th April 2011 to be precise, we have come a long way since 1971 and our first shop and bake house at 215 Ormskirk road, Union Bridge, Wigan, a big thankyou to all of our loyal customers during this time for your support-check out our latest special offers we have made available as a thanks.
Pemberton shop has moved to new larger premises at 757 Ormskirk Road Wigan (at the Bus stop) We have had a shop in Pemberton since our early days in the early seventies and are pleased to have acquired a larger shop in a better position.
Our new shop at 1 Walthew Parade, Walthew Lane, Platt Bridge now open.
New shop opens at 153 Poolstock, Wigan.
Galloways are Match sponsors to our local Rugby League Team Wigan Warriors against Catalan Dragons.