Our Heritage

Our Heritage

Mr Bateman and Mr Ogden join forces to establish Bateman Ogden & Co Ltd – a small Yorkshire textile firm which would later play an important part in making fabric for soldiers serving in World War I.

J. Harry Garnett of the eminent textile family – the Garnett's of Apperley Bridge, acquire Bateman Ogden & Co Ltd during World War II.

J. Harry Garnett’s youngest son, Hugh joins the company and he continues in the family business specialising in weaving wool gabardine.

The company moves from its original home at Holme Top Mill in Bradford to premises in the city's Peckover Street.

The company moves from its Peckover Street location to new premises on Church Bank in Bradford. They expand on their now thriving suit length business.

Bob Collins is invited to join Hugh Garnett at Bateman Ogden. With Bob’s expertise selling to the trade, the company begins selling fine fabrics to some of the UK’s most esteemed tailors.

The company moves into new premises on Wakefield Road in Bradford - from where the business still operates today. Bob Collins is made a Director of the company.

Bateman Ogden celebrates 100 years in business.

Bateman Ogden continues to grow and gains its first overseas export clients. Today, the company has 15 agents worldwide and exports to every continent.

August 25th 2011
Following a short illness the then owner Hugh Garnett deceased at the age of 79 after working full time in the company since the age of 16.

He will be sadly missed by all.

Richard Lunn is made a director at Bateman Ogden. Bateman Ogden supplies fabric for use at the London 2012 Games.

Although the textile industry is sure to change over the next decade, Bateman Ogden is committed to providing the same high quality and service it has become renowned for throughout its rich history.