Providore Trading is a limited company run by scouters with many years experience. It was founded in 2003 by Anthony Oates after running a smaller company called Wild Oates since 2000. We supply camping goods and novelty items to Scout and Guide groups and districts, National Activity Centres, Schools and Registered Charities. We can also provide stock on a sale or return basis for one off events be they large or small !
Anthony Oates – Manager
After managing the Sheffield Scout and Guide shop and after updating and rejuvenating the outlook of the shop Tony received a redundancy!
Having been in scouting for 50 years at that time he realised that there was an unmet market for camping and outdoor equipment and decided to establish "Wild Oates". Success was forthcoming and the company moved to limited status within 3 years, at the same time changing the name to Providore Trading Ltd to appeal to scouting and the wider market.
Tony is still very much involved in Scouting now in NorthYorkshire.
Barbara Taylor -Support Services
As an experienced IT manager and having been in Scouting for over 20 years, and still involved in Scouting in North Yorkshire, Barbara joined Providore Trading at its inception. Within the Company she is responsible for sales support and website administration.
Thus Barbara ensures that Providore Trading provides an attractive “shop window” for Interent shoppers!
We would be pleased to assist you with any questions about our product line or our deliveries. Just call or email us.
Mobile: 07801 186601