History

Withy Grove officially began in 1850, when the Company took its name from a street in Manchester called Withy Grove. In medievil times this was called Wythen Greave, which literally meants, 'copse of willow trees by a stream'

However, to understand the foundation, is to go back a little further in time......

In 1723 a group of migrant steel workers from the Toledo area of Spain were working their passage to the United States, with the intention to sail from Liverpool to New York. They joined Richmond Manufactory, where their skills with steel were put to good use replacing the traditional wooden strongboxes with 'all steel' reinforced strongboxes.

 

During 1799, the Richmond Safe Co was set up and was in the family ownership of John R Solomon. At the time the Company supplied the maritime trade between England and the United States with iron branded or iron clad wooden strongboxes & seaman's chests.

 

As the business & family grew, and in keeping with expansion new offices were opened in Manchester, it is beleived around c1840. As Manchester grew in reputation, the offices relocated to Withy Grove  & in 1850, renamed the  company to Withy Grove Stores. In addition, offices were opened in Leeds. The most obvious link between all sites is the Leeds-Liverpool canal. This was the M62 of the day.

 

Old safe badges

You can just imaging delivery of a safe or shop counter by barge!

 

The Company began to design and patent steel safes, strongboxes, firesafes & vaults. Many of which are still in use today! They also sold Office Furniture, Shop counters & made bespoke cushioning. Withy Grove became, with the famous Milners Safe Company of Liverpool among the best known safe manufaturers from the 1850's to the 1970's when rationisation of the safe industry led to the loss of many traditional manufacturers.

 

Up until the 1950's Withy Grove Stores Leeds was located on Park Row. They sold New & Used Office Furniture together with Safes. Popular and fondly remembered were Roll top desks, Manager desks & Captains wood frame chairs. As Leeds City Centre changed, this forced the site to relocated to The Calls.  In the 1980's each Withy Grove Store, Leeds, Liverpool & Manchester was run by a Solomon brother. However they fell out & caused the breakup of the 3 sites. Casper Solomon decided to retire & Withy Grove Stores in Leeds went into private hands. The new owners realised that modern offices needed new furniture, so the decision was made to stop selling used furniture.

 Roll tops


The Company changed its name to Withy Grove Office Interiors and found the niche products to enable substantial growth by introducing Office Planning & design to incorporate, wall storage, modern receptions & quality office furnishing.  In the 1990's Firesafes were a large part of the business & Withy Grove introduced Data Media safes to coinside with the growth in Computer technology.

 

In 2001 Withy Grove undertook a change of ownership & rebranded to Withy Grove (Leeds) Ltd. The owners, Russell Stoner & David Rosindale continue to grow & implement new ideas, products & still maintain the quality, and service, whether you require a single chair to a full office refurbish. You can rest assured that you will not be disappointed!

 

 

 Withy Grove office interiors

Today, the modern way of business is done via the internet. and our web site www.withygroveoffice interiors.co.uk is a guide to help you choose the right furniture for your new office. In order to create a specification, for example on an Office Chair, you must create a login account. This opens up an easy to use specification that you click to create, specify a chair colour, the arms, the mechanics and qualtity. Once you click on the 'add to quote' you will see your suggested item in its basket. You then continue adding items, such as Desks, Meeting Tables and so on. Once you have your completed office furniture wish list in the virtual basket you can click to submit for a full quotation by our in-house professional team.

In addition, whilst logged in, you can view the Brochure section containing manufacturers range guide with in-situ office images. Any brochure can also be up-loaded to keep.

 

There are many competitors selling inferior products that are not designed to last. This website is a guide to local & nationally manufactured Office Interiors furniture, that is reasonably priced, higher, quality & made to exacting standards to include recyclability of most componants. So if you are looking for Office Furniture in Leeds or further affield, we welcome your valuable furniture enquiry.

 

At Withy Grove you can expect a level of service & dedication that is 2nd to none. The company prides itself on producing perfect plans for working environments & sourcing furniture with matching furniture accessories that offer quality & value for money. Fully trained staff will discuss your needs, delivery the furniture & assemble it for you. We advise customers on how to get the most out of their office space by providing the correct office furniture to optimise the use of space & help support to foster a healthy, happy working environment. The complete package can be bought to include Carpets, Window blinds, Office Partitions, Receptions & full Office turnkey solutions.

 

In addition, Withy Grove supply 'back care' seating to suit the individual. We will discuss the persons issue then suggest a solution to allieviate the problem. We then arrange a try before you buy chair. The customer has a minimum of 2 weeks to evaluate the product with no obligation to purchase!

Withy Grove offer free office design, onsite consultancy & free delivery

  

Our sister Withy Grove Security division have created one the UK's largest online web sites covering major branded security safes, firesafes, lockers, key safes & key cabinets, gunsafes & safety mirrors.  

Brands include: Chubbsafes, Dudley Safes, Phoenix Safes, Burton Safes, De-Raat & Securikey Safes. This is a fully priced up site to enable easy click trough purchase either as a DIY installation or fully installed by professionals.

 Withy NEW safe logo_1

 

 

 

The site is www.withygrovesafes.co.uk

 

 

Regardless of whether you need a Homesafe or high grade Commercial security safe, the team at Withy Grove will be at hand to listen to your request in total confidence. We will outline in detail, how the product will be delivered and/or installed at your chosen premisis, with the minimum of fuss.

 

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