Company on the move backs Accrington

A leading import and distribution company is backing local football club Accrington Stanley after relocating its growing business to new offices in Hyndburn.


Founded more than 25 years ago, JWP Ltd imports and distributes innovative and high quality products to well-known trade and retail outlets across the UK, specialising in home and kitchenware. Now a subsidiary of the Meyer Group - one of the UK's largest kitchenware suppliers - it is settling into new offices at Mercury Rise, on the Altham Business Park.

"We were previously based in Blackburn and in other offices, but we're consolidating our operation here because it's a great place to do business," explained JWP's sales and marketing director Geoff Hounslea.

"We're aiming to hit £10m turnover in the next 12 months, we've recruited four new staff members in the past year and we're continuing to grow. These smart modern offices are perfect for us, with great motorway links."

To celebrate its move, JWP is getting behind local football club Accrington Stanley and its "decima" events, marking 10 years back in the Football League. They are also donating more than £1,000 worth of Star Wars-themed stock from one of its best product lines to help the club and the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Club (OASSC) raise more funds.

"We want to feel part of the community and all of our staff and their families are invited along to the match on the 14th, with some of the children acting as mascots," added Geoff.

"As a business we're delighted to move to this area and to help Accrington Stanley celebrate its milestone 10 years back in the Football League." JWP counts big names including John Lewis, Dunelm, The Range, Selfridges, Argos, Waitrose, Morrisons, Amazon and Lakeland among its customers, as well as independent retailers across the UK.