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About us

W. Cawthorne & Son Ltd was established in 1868 by William Cawthorne in the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton. In the early days of business, Cawthornes printed several items required by the local community such as auction sale posters, card catalogue bill-heads, note paper cards and the Nuneaton Parish Church monthly magazine, all from the market place shop.

Business operations grew steadily until around 1906, when a fatal traffic accident occurred in Newdigate Street which in-turn triggered road-widening plans in the vicinity of the Cawthornes building. The demolition of the Cawthornes building was included in the road remodelling plans and so a new premises was required to house the print works and shop. Initially operations moved into rented accommodation within the town centre but in 1908, two years after the fatal incident, the Cawthornes business moved into a newly built premises on Corporation Street, where Cawthornes is still operating to this very day over 105 years later.

Today, Cawthornes still offers a fantastic print service providing an array of printed products from the small right up to the large. Cawthornes also provides office supplies, both from our superstore located on Corporation Street, Nuneaton, and from our online store. Digital design services are also offered, along with a web design service. Ask about our services today!

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Church Avenue - 1915

Riversley Park - 1926

Museum and Memorial, Riversley Park - 1926

Leicester Road - 1928

Museum and Memorial, Riversley Park - 1928

Market Place - 1929

Cawthornes store front - 1932

Town Centre corner of National Provincial Bank - 1932

Town Centre outside Westminster Bank - 1932

Town Centre - 1932

Tennis Courts and bandstand, Riversley Park - 1933

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Hello! Welcome to our new (and always improving) website! If you're new to us, you'll want to know what we're about....

At Cawthornes we reduce your overheads, streamline distribution and increase your sales whilst supplying quality products and exceeding service expectations.

We provide a 'one stop shop' including office supplies, home and office furniture, print and promotional goods, in-house design and website development. We love keeping connected with our clients, either in store, client appointments on site, on the phone or even skype over the net!

Our passion is to help you SAVE money, SIMPLIFY your business and GROW your profits.

We'd love to hear from you, about doing business together or just to say hi. We have a friendly team here. Whatever the cause, give us a call!

We would be more than greatful for your feedback on the new look so don't hesitate to let us know what you think!! Good or bad! We always aim to improve!

The Cawthornes Team



Ambers Blog

Februrary 17th 2014 01:22pm

Cawthornes Web Design!

If you are looking for a fresh, results driven website then look no further! All our website packages are tailored to suit your business needs. We take care of everything from web maintenance, your domain name, hosting and search engine optimisation to creating a content management site where you can take control of editing and maintenance or helping you get the most out of social media.

Get in touch for more information.

January 13th 2014 01:22pm

Cawthornes New Calendar!

In 2014 we wanted to do something a little different. Each month on our calendar there is a QR code to scan with your smart phones. It will reveal either a useful tip, competition or a free give away. The idea is to make things a little fun and have more interaction with our customers. So get hold of one of our calendars if you haven’t already and get scanning with your phones! This month we are giving away free mugs! So get in there first to get yours!

The Cawthornes Team xxx

October 28th 2013 12:50pm

Winners of business intiative of the year award!


Cawthornes are proud to announce we won the Pride of Hinckley and Nuneaton ‘Business Initiative of the Year Award’. The award was collected by Matthew and Hayley Cawthorne at the award ceremony taken place at the Hinckley Island Hotel in September.

Please come and look at our new look store which we have made massive improvements by extending the store and adding new and exciting products.

And of course, we would like to thank you, our customers for helping us win this award!!

The Cawthornes Team xxx

October 24th 2013 12:42pm

Just to say Hello !

Welcome to my new blog, its early days at the minute but check back for regular updates !