Once known as Wilkinson Hardware Stores, this company recently rebranded as just 'Wilko' but the love of the brand still remains from the point of view of the public. Founded in 1930, Wilko has a long history in the UK and currently holds their headquarters in Worksop. After opening the first store in Leicester, the company enjoyed a good first decade and had a total of nine stores by 1940. Over time, the business continued to expand and grew to 80 stores by the 80s and then 150 at the turn of the millennium.
Nowadays, they are pushing 399 stores across the UK and are widely known for their DIY products along with stationary, health and beauty products, and even kitchen and pet items. When it comes to Christmas, they are also famous for their festive stock and extended gift ranges.