Bailey-Wareham : Our Story

The Bailey and Wareham families have been involved in business, engineering and allied industries for over three generations.

Beginning in 1896, Charles Bailey ran companies including Baileys Carriage & Coach, Cycles and Motor Engineering. His taxi business still operates from Ringwood in Hampshire today. From 1926 George Greenaway owned G. Greenaway & Son, a Carpentry and Plumbing company - the letterheads are still in existence. And from 1911 Albert E Wareham ran Wareham Builders constructing houses throughout Dorset and Hampshire, Some of his personally cast manhole covers can still be found in the Bournemouth and Poole region today.

In 1957, Dianne Bailey, granddaughter of Charles, married Clive Wareham, grandson to Lucy Greenaway and Albert E Wareham. From this point the families and the longstanding successful companies became linked. In 1979, Clive and Dianne founded Western Tooling Limited and during the next few years, Paul and Melanie joined the family Business, becoming the
fourth generation to do so.

In recognition of our history and forefathers, we have renamed the company Bailey-Wareham as a mark of respect and thanks for the firm foundations, business ethics and philosophy they established all thoseyears ago.

Indeed, it is these same beliefs that still drive the business today and in addition to our reputation for quality, innovation, service and efficiency, has formed the basis for our brands and exclusive manufacturing agreements with several major companies.

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