St Joseph's Workshop Ltd was founded in 1980 by Sister Josepha. We were
originally located in Leigh, Lancashire. After spending 9 years there a spate
of break-ins on the property prompted a move to our current location 2.5 miles
away in Atherton, Greater Manchester.
After a few lean years the business was sold to Thomas Bennett. He saw
the potential of the company and set about changing its fortunes. He reduced
costs as well as increase the customer base and also added to the product range
by moving into education with "Sum-Thing", a string of beads designed
to help young children learn to count. A few years later the opportunity came
to invest in another educational product, Homeworking School and Parent
Partnership, a maths homework system designed to teach the national curriculum
through a series of games to play at home.
The success of these new products allowed us to expand the workshop and
invest in all aspects of the business, from upgraded computer systems to new
We have a great team of loyal, knowledgeable, hard-working staff. Our
most recent member of the team joined 9 years ago so i can assure everyone that
the quality of the products comes from more than just the basic materials, it
comes from the expertise and care that comes from a team that is capable of
expecting the unexpected.
We are now tackling a new project, something we are unfamiliar with. We
are trying to create an online presence. We want the UK to know we have a great
product, we buy in the raw materials and make it into the wafers you see on
this website today.