About BATA

BATA is a leading supplier of agricultural and energy products to the wider rural community. From our own manufacturing and storage facility, deliveries are made to farmers, small holders and home owners whilst our 13 Country Stores stock everything from animal feeds to wellington boots. Our 2 Garages offer unleaded, diesel & autogas along with a convenience store at each site, stocking a large selection of food, drinks and everyday essentials.

BATA is also a specialist supplier to the equestrian market through our BATA Country & Equestrian Stores in Beverley and Gate Helmsley, and our flagship equestrian store, Robinsons Equestrian Malton.

Established in 1894, BATA was created as a farmer’s cooperative and retains this structure today. Dedicated to supplying local farmers and those who live in the rural community, BATA specialises in offering quality products and services that support the livelihood and lifestyle of thousands of people who live and work in rural Yorkshire.

Our key areas of business are:


A wide range of fit-for-purpose products and services for today’s modern farm business.

Fuel, LPG & Heating Services

A complete service to agricultural, domestic and industrial customers along with 2 Fuel Garages in Helmsley and Gate Helmsley.

Country Stores

We have 11 BATA Country Stores and a Thompsons Town & Country Store which are based across North & East Yorkshire providing agricultural supplies, clothing, work wear, pet food and accessories

Specialist Equestrian Supplier

Robinsons Equestrian is based in Malton and online www.robinsonsequestrian.com is a one stop shop for horse and rider. Our BATA Beverley and Gate Helmsley country stores are large stockists of many equestrian supplies.

Sales and Support

Our staff have knowledge and experience and are always ready to help.

Want to work for BATA?

We want to hear from talented and enthusiastic individuals who feel they have something to offer BATA. If you have experience in any of the above key areas of our business then please visit our Join Our Team page.


Early survival of our agricultural trading association is almost entirely attributable to the founding Brandsby pioneers and one Hugh Charles Fairfax-Cholmeley, Squire of Brandsby in particular.

Over the many years BATA Ltd has grown as a financially sound and well managed business enabling the society to invest in property and equipment in order to serve the needs of a growing farming membership. As mentioned we have a network of 15 Store sites, they consist of 10 BATA Country Stores, 2 Petrol Stations, Country Stores at our South West Lancashire Farmers and Thompsons of York sites and Robinsons Equestrian in Malton.

The Society, registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, has a Board of non-executive Directors who are elected by share members at the Annual General Meetings. The day to day activity of the organization is delegated by the Directors to a management team who supply a local, reliable source of products and services which provide good value and service to customers and members. Any surplus profits are in part retained for future investment and distributed to members as interest and dividend.

Currently there are more than 4,000 share members with a share ownership in excess of £5 million. If you would like to know more about becoming a share member please contact our Share Department on 01653 605200 or email 


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