About Us
Call us on Freephone: 0800-0744101
© Albert Haywood & Sons Ltd 2014
Freephone: 0800-0744101
Call us from Mobile: 0113-2304050
Albert Haywood & Sons Ltd was formed in 1920, originally manufacturing work clothing from a bedroom in Albert and Emma Haywood’s house. The business was started when Albert was asked to make some aprons for Bishop & Son Depositories (a removal company). From this humble beginning the company was born.
Things soon started to grow and it wasn’t long before Albert needed more help.  Jack Haywood (Albert’s eldest son) then entered the business in the late 1920s. Haywoods continued to grow throughout the 1930s, however production came to a halt at the start of the Second World War.
After the war Jack started producing clothing again and moved the business into a dedicated manufacturing unit at Glenmoor Works in Armley, Leeds. This was the start of Haywoods changing from a cottage industry to a professional manufacturing business. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the business earned itself a reputation for manufacturing quality work clothing for the removals and transportation industries (something we still pride ourselves on today).
In 1968 the business saw more major developments. The first was the appointment of David Haywood into the business (Jack’s eldest son). The second was the formation of Albert Haywood & Sons Ltd as a limited company (which has been the case ever since) and the third significant change was the addition, by David, of packaging materials and handling equipment to the successful clothing range.
After the introduction of packaging and handling equipment the business really started to flourish. So much so that in 1969 the company set on Harry Moyle as a full time sales representative. This period of growth would see a change of premises and a move across Leeds to Holbeck.  The move lead to further expansion which saw Philip Haywood (Jack’s youngest son) join the business.
Between 1974 and 1980 the company opened and ran a dedicated workwear factory in Cumbria, initially from a disused railway station then later a converted chapel in Cleator Moor. These years were good but towards the end of the 70s it was decided a move back to Yorkshire was in the best interests of the business.
The 1980s proved to be a very successful time in the company’s history. We moved to Garforth in Leeds and immediately increased storage space to meet demand. The company experienced rapid growth through these ‘boom’ years and cemented itself as the market leading one stop shop for the furniture, transport and removals industries.
By 1987 the company had outgrown the premises in Garforth and moved across Leeds to Glenmoor House in West Park where we are still based today! This move allowed for further expansion to the packaging range and an increase in production capability. The extra production capacity allowed the company to develop their celebrated Haywood Strongwrap covers. Since the late 1980s Strongwrap has improved and evolved many times to become the market-leading product it is today.
The 1990s started badly with a recession and housing market crash. In spite of this however, business increased steadily throughout the decade, so much so that Martin Haywood (David’s eldest son) was able to join the business.
In 1996 Haywood’s expanded the production capacity and a dedicated manufacturing unit was acquired. This enabled the company to take on larger clothing contracts and increase stock holdings. An inhouse badgework facility was also added and the increase in space allowed further development to the Haywood Strongwrap covers range.
The noughties were a time of change for the business. Increased competition from the Far East meant we had to change our manufacturing operation. This resulted in a scaling back of production and Glenmoor House becoming the centre for all operations. Packaging equipment, materials handling and Haywood Strongwrap covers were still going from strength to strength.
The company experienced another property market crash in 2007 and although this was a tough period in the company’s history the business was strong and continued to trade well through these difficult times. Since the recession the company has had to change its approach to business with more emphasis on technology. We have invested in new computers and a new computer system, embraced email marketing and added many more items to our comprehensive range of products.
We are still family run and in our fourth generation with Martin Haywood at the helm. We have many exciting plans ahead and intend to take advantage of new opportunities as the come along. At the same time we will never forget our core values, values set down over many years by Albert, Jack, David and Philip. These values still hold true today and are the reason why we have been successful over the years and why we will be successful in the future.
Freephone: 0800-0744101
Albert Haywood & Sons Ltd was formed in 1920, originally manufacturing work clothing from a bedroom in Albert and Emma Haywood’s house. The business was started when Albert was asked to make some aprons for Bishop & Son Depositories (a removal company). From this humble beginning the company was born.
Things soon started to grow and it wasn’t long before Albert needed more help.  Jack Haywood (Albert’s eldest son) then entered the business in the late 1920s. Haywoods continued to grow throughout the 1930s, however production came to a halt at the start of the Second World War.
After the war Jack started producing clothing again and moved the business into a dedicated manufacturing unit at Glenmoor Works in Armley, Leeds. This was the start of Haywoods changing from a cottage industry to a professional manufacturing business. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the business earned itself a reputation for manufacturing quality work clothing for the removals and transportation industries (something we still pride ourselves on today).
In 1968 the business saw more major developments. The first was the appointment of David Haywood into the business (Jack’s eldest son). The second was the formation of Albert Haywood & Sons Ltd as a limited company (which has been the case ever since) and the third significant change was the addition, by David, of packaging materials and handling equipment to the successful clothing range.
After the introduction of packaging and handling equipment the business really started to flourish. So much so that in 1969 the company set on Harry Moyle as a full time sales representative. This period of growth would see a change of premises and a move across Leeds to Holbeck.  The move lead to further expansion which saw Philip Haywood (Jack’s youngest son) join the business.
Between 1974 and 1980 the company opened and ran a dedicated workwear factory in Cumbria, initially from a disused railway station then later a converted chapel in Cleator Moor. These years were good but towards the end of the 70s it was decided a move back to Yorkshire was in the best interests of the business.
The 1980s proved to be a very successful time in the company’s history. We moved to Garforth in Leeds and immediately increased storage space to meet demand. The company experienced rapid growth through these ‘boom’ years and cemented itself as the market leading one stop shop for the furniture, transport and removals industries.
By 1987 the company had outgrown the premises in Garforth and moved across Leeds to Glenmoor House in West Park where we are still based today! This move allowed for further expansion to the packaging range and an increase in production capability. The extra production capacity allowed the company to develop their celebrated Haywood Strongwrap covers. Since the late 1980s Strongwrap has improved and evolved many times to become the market-leading product it is today.
The 1990s started badly with a recession and housing market crash. In spite of this however, business increased steadily throughout the decade, so much so that Martin Haywood (David’s eldest son) was able to join the business.
In 1996 Haywood’s expanded the production capacity and a dedicated manufacturing unit was acquired. This enabled the company to take on larger clothing contracts and increase stock holdings. An inhouse badgework facility was also added and the increase in space allowed further development to the Haywood Strongwrap covers range.
The noughties were a time of change for the business. Increased competition from the Far East meant we had to change our manufacturing operation. This resulted in a scaling back of production and Glenmoor House becoming the centre for all operations. Packaging equipment, materials handling and Haywood Strongwrap covers were still going from strength to strength.
The company experienced another property market crash in 2007 and although this was a tough period in the company’s history the business was strong and continued to trade well through these difficult times. Since the recession the company has had to change its approach to business with more emphasis on technology. We have invested in new computers and a new computer system, embraced email marketing and added many more items to our comprehensive range of products.
We are still family run and in our fourth generation with Martin Haywood at the helm. We have many exciting plans ahead and intend to take advantage of new opportunities as the come along. At the same time we will never forget our core values, values set down over many years by Albert, Jack, David and Philip. These values still hold true today and are the reason why we have been successful over the years and why we will be successful in the future.
About Us
Call us on Freephone: 0800-0744101
Call us from Mobile: 0113-2304050
© Albert Haywood & Sons Ltd 2014