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Store manager


Our Essex store is run by the wonderful Neil. Neil Parkinson is a Showroom Manager who helps customers buy the garden furniture that best suits them by listening to and understanding the "wish list" whilst respecting the budget. Neil has personal experience of preparing, furnishing, maintaining and enjoying a garden space of all shapes and sizes. This insight can help in the decision-making process; should it be a formal dining set or a more casual corner set with dining possibilities or where will the best place be for that parasol?

Neil has worked in the Wickford Showroom for nearly 4 years and has personally assisted over 3700 customers in that time and had an influence over many more, by assisting colleagues, answering questions and giving his opinions. Neil designed and project managed the refurbishment of his own garden space during 2020, pictures I'm sure will be available on request!! 

When he is not managing the showroom, Neil can be found in his garden, outdoor cooking or tinkering on his "vintage" Land Rover Defender 90.

Our team of experts

At White Stores, we're proud of the enthusiasm and knowledge of our Essex showroom team. If you're thinking of attending our Essex showroom and not too sure which garden furniture set is best for you, rest assured our friendly team will guide you through your purchasing journey.

Retail maven for 9 years, rising from part-timer to showroom manager, now steering as retail maestro. On the field, a dynamic box-to-box force. Passionate about both the game and crafting extraordinary customer experiences.


Retail manager

This Could Be You!

We are always on the look out for talented people to join our passionate and dedicated team, so it would be great to have a chat and keep this conversation going.

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I went to University to do diagnostic radiography thinking life in a hospital would be for me…. It wasn’t. A complete career switch now and I’ve fallen in love with sales. And my only aim is to improve.


Sales executive

Sales executive by day, Photographer by night.


Sales executive

Thinking of visiting?

Are you thinking of visiting our Essex Showroom? You won't be disappointed! With 2 floors and 20,000 sq. ft. full to the brim with display furniture, this is the largest garden furniture showroom in the UK. With over 200 sets on display, open 7 days a week, you're sure to find the set that suits your taste and garden.

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Why not take our virtual tour around the new showroom.

Visit your local store

We know that some online shoppers like to see, touch and try out their garden furniture before making a final purchasing decision. If our Essex store is too far away, visit your local showroom.