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Distinct Disposables invests in Huddersfield as part of growth plans

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Huddersfield-based Distinct Disposables Limited is gearing up for major expansion as it prepares to move into new, larger premises in Lockwood.

The family-run company is investing £150k into a new state-of-the-art site at Park Valley Mills as part of its ambitious growth plans, which aims to double current turnover of £1.2M to £2.4M by 2017.

Distinct Disposables is a one-stop cleaning shop, distributing cleaning and janitorial products, including the Huddersfield-manufactured Bay West brand. It was set up in 1987 by Diane Storer, who is now joined in the business by her two children, Emma Wood and Paul Storer.

As joint directors of the company, Emma and Paul will be responsible for driving the business’s growth strategy. 

The new site at the Park Valley Mills development is spread across 5,560 sq ft and is triple the size of Distinct Disposable’s current premises in Meltham.

The premises, which are due to open in March, will have open plan offices, a modern reception, and meeting and training rooms. The facility will also include technology and special features to ensure that it is future-proof, allowing the company’s expansion to continue over the coming years.

Distinct Disposables, which already supplies several major Huddersfield businesses including the University of Huddersfield, the John Smith’s Stadium, Kirklees Active Leisure and Kirklees College, will also be launching a new e-commerce website later in the year to help drive sales in other regions.

Emma Wood, Director, said: “Paul and I have grown up with Distinct Disposables through our mum so we are really proud to be taking over and growing the business even further.

“Huddersfield is our home town so it was really important to us as a family business to remain in the area. Our new site at Park Valley Mills is right in the heart of the town and will really aid our growth, allowing us to provide an even more efficient service to our customers.” 

Paul Storer, director, said: “We’re proud of the fact that Distinct Disposables is very much a family business built, over the past 28 years, on old-fashioned values and trust.

“We’ve come a long way from the days of helping mum drop off products to customers on our way to school and there is so much potential to take the business forward. Emma and I have the energy, drive and commitment to create a business that truly meets the needs of our local customers as well as creating our own legacy.”

Emma Wood and Paul Storer

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