Home interior companies come together to drive growth

Two long-standing Bradford-based business have been brought together this week to operate under one roof. The staff and manufacturing services of PD Pattern Books, Eccleshill, have relocated to the Melrose Interiors Ltd facility in Wibsey, Bradford, as of this month.

PD Pattern Books has been based at the Stonehall Mills site in Eccleshill since 1983, the Mill was known locally as Whiteley’s Mills as it was once owned by Thomas Whiteley & Co. Richard Whiteley (of Countdown fame) was a descendant of Thomas Whiteley and a frequent visitor to the mill.

Founded in 1973, PD Pattern Books is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of pattern books, sampling and other presentation materials for the flooring sector. The business was acquired by Birmingham-based Headlam Group plc in August 2023, which also acquired Melrose Interiors in January 2023.

As part of the acquisition, PD Pattern Books Ltd has rebranded to Spectrum Pattern Book Specialists. Melrose has been supplying the UK rug and flooring industry since 1968 and includes online & high street retailers amongst its customer base.

Headlam Group said customers would benefit from the move, with investment planned in new machinery and people, to increase production capacity and further improve the service.