May 14


Warrington based Pets Pantry NW Limited, a newly formed company, has secured £150,000 in funding from River Capital’s Business Growth Loan Fund to acquire the trade and assets of Pets Pantry, a long-standing retail pet store in Stockton Heath.

The acquisition will be led by Georgina Egerton and Ellis Walker, two registered veterinary nurses with a passion for animal welfare and a combined experience of over 25 years in the veterinary industry. The deal will allow the new owners to take over the successful business while providing additional working capital for future growth.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to acquire Pets Pantry and build upon its strong legacy,” said Georgina Egerton. “Our mission is to empower pets and pet owners alike by providing exceptional products, expertise, and compassionate care for the well-being of animals everywhere.”

Established in 1980, Pets Pantry has been a staple in the Stockton Heath community, offering a wide range of pet products and services. Under Georgina and Ellis’ leadership, the business plans to enhance its customer experience through interactive product displays, digital integration, and expanded educational offerings.

“The UK pet industry is thriving, and we are excited to be at the forefront of this growing market,” said Ellis. “With our professional backgrounds and industry expertise, we are well-positioned to take Pets Pantry to new heights while maintaining the exceptional service our customers have come to expect.”

On the funding, River Capital Investment Manager Jim Moore said: “We are delighted to support Georgina and Ellis in their acquisition of Pets Pantry. Their combined expertise and passion for animal welfare make them ideal owners to take this well-established business to new heights. This investment aligns with our commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and supporting local businesses’ growth aspirations.”

With the existing staff of five employees being retained, ensuring a smooth transition and continuity of operations and with the acquisition now completed Georgina and Ellis are well positioned to elevate the business over the coming months.


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