Our Story

Kooltrade Ltd began trading in 1986 as a nursery wholesaler in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, selling directly to independent nursery retailers on a cash & carry basis.

In 2001 Kooltrade Ltd moved to purpose-built offices and warehouse in Denton, Manchester and began distributing to the wider UK market, where we remain today.

Our design and development department opened in 2009 and Kooltrade Ltd began designing, sourcing and importing own brand products and undertaking white-label projects for major retailers.

In addition to servicing major national retailers, we still proudly supply a strong network of independent British and Irish retailers.



Kooltrade begins trading as a 'Cash & Carry' wholesaler of nursery products in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.


Begins distribution to UK independent retail market with major brands including Phillips Avent and Graco.


Moves to purpose built premises in Denton Manchester. Ceases wholesaling and focuses on exclusive distribution partnerships for UK & Ireland


First year of 5 Million+ turnover.                                                    


Establishes design & development department to enable supply of whitelabel goods to major retailers and revitalise in-house brand MyChild.


Reorganises operations to enable fulfillment of drop ship orders for national accounts with their D2C operations (Shop Direct etc.).


MBO completed July 2012. Kooltrade transforms from family business to focused commercial entity, retaining friendliness/service values on which it was founded.


First year of 10 Million+ turnover.                                                    


Expands drop ship capabilities to offer service to national accounts without their own D2C operations.


Following 2013's first steps in distributing to France & Benelux, Kooltrade establishes internal French sales and customer service teams and expands brands offered.


Opens additional premises in nearby Audenshaw to house expanded aftercare team and increase picking locations in existing facilities.


Named one of Greater Manchester's fastest growing 50 companies (Manchester Evening News/Greater Manchester Business Week) Named one of the top 300 best performing SMEs in the North West (RSM/Turner Parkinson)


Named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of 42 Greater Manchester 2018 Businesses in their report '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain'


Continued to trade throughout Covid and increased workforce by 20%