Our History

AB Walker has long been an integral aspect of local life in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire; it’s easy to genuinely care for the community that we’ve been part of for almost 200 years!

A family business that goes back generations

AB Walker is a seventh-generation business, and has been in the Walker family for five generations. Started by Mr Benjamin Dunn in 1826, it was passed to his grandson-in-law Alfred Blyth Walker in 1882, and has remained in our family ever since.

The current working members of the family are all Executive Directors of the company: brothers Julian and Matthew, and Matthew’s wife Melissa.

In addition, Julian’s wife and practising lawyer Nicola Kirk is a non-executive director, joined on the board by Non-Executive Director Giles Delafeld and Non-Executive Chairperson Helen Webb.

Our locations

Originally from Marlow, the Walker family moved in the 1870s to Crown Street in Reading, before settling on the present-day site on Eldon Road in the 1930s.

Over the years they have become part of the identity of Reading, and have branched out with eight further offices in the nearby communities of Bracknell, Wokingham, Maidenhead, Thatcham, Henley-on-Thames, Caversham, Tilehurst and Woodley, in recognition of the need to be locally available in order to provide the best service to the community as possible.

You can contact us 24/7

Email or call us with your questions, queries and requirements. For urgent assistance, call us on 0118 957 3650 24 hours a day, seven days a week.