08th May 2017


Giants players and Eorl Crabtree visit new store

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Huddersfield Giants players Leroy Cudjoe and Jermaine McGillvary, along with Club Ambassador, Eorl Crabtree and Commercial Executive Brian Blacker recently helped launch the Distinctive Chesterfields showroom.

Having gone global since forming in 2007 – with showrooms in London, the US, and Japan to name a few – Distinctive Chesterfields’ has created eight new roles at its new 1 Queensgate Retail Park base.

Of course, Clare and Steve Laidlaw – the husband and wife team behind the growing company – couldn’t wait to ‘give a bit back’ to the town in which they opened their first and previous showroom.

Located on Long Lane in Honley, the showroom was a third of the size of the current premises. And while the workshop remains at the Long Lane (Enterprise Works) site, the company’s new showroom enjoys a much more prominent spot on the ring road.

Championing some of the pieces its talented Huddersfield-born upholsterers have crafted, the new showroom features contemporary-styled fixtures and fittings and a chesterfield sofa or chair in pretty much every shade of the rainbow.

Despite only being open a couple of weeks, the showroom is catching the attention of locals – and the Huddersfield Giants, with Eorl Crabtree being a personal fan of the brand. Just last year he ordered two sofas and a footstool from Distinctive Chesterfields, saying: “I’d recommend Distinctive Chesterfields’ furniture to anyone. It’s nice to see the company doing well.”

Giants’ player Leroy Cudjoe added: “It’s good to see another great place open up in Huddersfield!”, with fellow player Jermaine McGillvary saying: “It looks really nice – in fact, can I take a brochure?!”

The club’s commercial executive, Brian Blacker, was also in attendance at the launch. He said: “It’s good to see Distinctive Chesterfields expanding and great to form a partnership with them.”

Clare and Steve Laidlaw are absolutely thrilled at the response the showroom’s receiving.

“We wanted to invest in the town that helped get us to where we are today,” Clare added, “From modest beginnings, our company is nearing its tenth year – and we couldn’t be prouder. We’ve lived in Huddersfield our whole life and the town and the surrounding district mean the world to us; it absolutely made sense that we give back to the community by creating even more jobs in the area.

“We started out in Huddersfield and we’d like to give others the chance at a great and fulfilling career in the town, too.” adds Steve. “We’re excited to see where things go from here.” For more about Distinctive Chesterfields, go to


Heikki Kovalainen





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