Story by Bella Pursehouse
Photography by Jessica Rea
Situated in the heart of the Darling Downs, Pursehouse Rural has been supplying the Warwick community since 2010. The region is home to the Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Camp Draft; a seven-day event which draws crowds of up to eight thousand a day each October. Prolifically planted rose beds are scattered throughout Warwick's Central Business District and these, coupled with their annual Rodeo, earn Warwick the title of ‘Rose and Rodeo Capital’ of Queensland.
In addition to the famous Rodeo and Camp Draft, the Warwick social and sporting calendar include the Warwick Show, Polocrosse Nationals and Eventing at the world-class Morgan Park facility. As well as various horse clubs throughout the district hosting local events most weekends.
A short two-hour drive west of Brisbane and with a population of 25 000, Warwick is the perfect destination for those looking for a lifestyle change, simultaneously maintaining big-city convenience and that “small town” feel where everyone knows your name. This increased desire for a ‘tree change’ as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in a shift in demand and customer base for Pursehouse Rural Warwick. Today they work to cater to peri-urban properties alongside their pre-existing large scale farming customers. The branch continues to service and provide for their customers’ primary agricultural interests in cattle, equine and cropping.
Service is made simple at Pursehouse Rural Warwick via their large double lane drive through system for rapid response service, and versatile merchandise showroom. Branch Manager Lauren Henderson asserts that Pursehouse Rural Warwick is, “A one point of contact for all your rural requirements.” “We try to cater for everyone’s needs, and what we don’t have on hand we will go above and beyond to source and deliver for you.”
The team at Pursehouse Rural Warwick pride themselves on their commitment to serving the Warwick community not only at work, but also in their personal lives, participating in local Camp Drafts, sending their children to one of the many schools in town, or volunteering on committees. They are revered for their knowledge, experience in the rural industry, and overall personability.
Pursehouse Rural Warwick branch employees. (Left to right) Lauren Henderson, Kate Skinner and Mick Unwin.
Going forward, Pursehouse Rural Warwick’s goals are to continue to provide first class service to all of their customers and expand their customer base.
"We have great relationships with our customers, we help them out when they are in need and are invested in seeing them succeed. We are surrounded by a great community here in Warwick and we try to give back wherever possible. It might be providing sponsorship or lending a hand. We believe in supporting those who support us" Said Pursehouse Rural Warwick Branch Manager, Lauren Henderson.
Pursehouse Rural Warwick Branch Manager, Lauren Henderson
Contact Pursehouse Rural Warwick today.
Find the store at 137 McEvoy Street, Warwick, QLD, 4370.
Find their contact details on our locations page.