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john horsfall head office birkby grange

2014

After 118 years at West Vale Works, the Head Office relocates to its current home: Birkby Grange, Huddersfield.

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2004

Beginning of offshore production in India and China, enabling the company to diversify to a larger range of products including duvets, pillow and table linens.

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Concorde in-flight blanket

2000

John Horsfall produced fine lambswool blankets for British Airways Concorde, until the aircraft retired from flight in 2003.

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1997

Peter Horsfall Benson became the current Managing Director (5th generation of the Horsfall family).

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1993

First Queens Award for Export 1993. Further awards were won in 1998 and 1999.

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1978

John Horsfall sold its first airline blankets – to British Airways, Kuwait Airways and Malaysian Airlines.

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