The Finishing Touch; Continuous Investment and a Highly Skilled Workforce

H & C Whitehead was founded in 1925 by two brothers, Harold and Carl Whitehead and has remained in the same family for almost 100 years.  From our traditional origins H & C Whitehead became a recognised world class textile finisher and an innovative provider of textile solutions to its global and local customer base.

Over the years, H & C Whitehead has had a policy of continuous investment in the latest machinery and development of new processes to keep pace with the rapidly changing requirements of our markets. Along with our highly skilled workforce, with many years of specialist finishing knowledge, we continue to work closely with our customers to provide cutting edge technology, value and consistency to meet their quality and service expectations. We have earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and dependable partner in the furnishings, apparel and technical textile sectors. With decades of textile know-how and a committed workforce, we are able to add considerable value to final products and ensure consistency in quality and service.

The Founding Brothers

Harold and Carl Whitehead


With decades of experience, meet the team.

David Whitehead

Managing Director

Damian Pratt


Harriet Adams

Development Director

Richard Whitehead


Ben Nolan

Production Supervisor

Neil Ritchie

Production Supervisor
Backcoating and FR

100 years of customer satisfaction

It's what we do...Since 1925.

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Any questions on how we can help you with any fabric finishing please do get in touch.


H&C Whitehead Ltd
Prospect Works
Bradford Road, Bailiff Bridge


+44 (0)1484 712151

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Business Hours

MON to THU: 8:00 - 17:00
FRI: 8:00 - 12:00