Benjamin Arthur Bush, fondly known locally as Benny, ran a cycle shop in New Bolingbroke near Boston, Lincolnshire. Shortly before World War II he responded to growing public demand by adding the supply of pneumatic car tyres to his established cycle-tyre business.
After the war 'B.A.Bush' became a recognised tyre dealer and by 1947 were fitting tyres to vehicles of all types. In 1962 the company re-located to its present head office site in the old Station Yard, Horncastle.
Since the early days, under the direction of Benny's son Ivor, and now his grandson Nigel, the company has grown substantially with stores opening in Skegness and Stickney (1968), Louth (1973) now completely redeveloped (1991) and the first of our 'new look' branches Sleaford (1980). Spilsby replaced Stickney in 1986, with Sleaford providing the blueprint for further expansion programmes at Boston (1983), Beverley (1989) and Grimsby (1995). The growth continues with depots opening in Hull (1997), and Long Sutton (1998), Scunthorpe in (2002) and Kings Lynn (2006). Hull Hi Q (2008), Bourne (2008/9) and the state of the art Spalding (2009) and Spalding Commercial (2010). By the middle of 2018 a further four sites had been added. Goole (2010), Grimsby Commercial (2017) was set up due to a substantial growth in commercial tyre business in the area which meant it out grew the retail site it shared with Grimsby retail. Knaresborough (2018) has been the most successful start-up of any Bush Tyre depot so far & it caters for any vehicle requiring tyres. Norwich (2018) is branded OE2 & is for agricultural wheel & tyre supply to vehicle manufactures (predominately sprayer & trailer manufacturers). It also offers a 24/7 breakdown Service.
Grimsby, Spalding, Scunthorpe and King's Lynn are today recognised in the tyre industry as one of the finest custom-built independent facilities in Europe, winning many retail awards and accreditations.
Bush Tyres have rightfully earned their reputation as Lincolnshire's and East Yorkshire's leading independent tyre specialist .... and are currently setting standards that admiring competitors throughout the country are finding hard to follow.