William Hayes (Paper Merchants) was founded on April 1st 1936, by William Hayes, and initially located at Hall Street, Halifax, sharing office space with his sister and her business partner. In the early days all deliveries were made by William himself, in his Morris 10 JX 7007, to local shops and businesses that had a requirement for paper and packaging products.
William had experience in the paper industry after his years at Brackens Mill, just outside Halifax, where he was an industrial chemist for a company producing paper goods. This experience landed him in the Chemical Corps in the army in 1916, and on returning to the mill after the 1st World War, he remained there until the mid 1920’s, when he became a ‘commercial traveller’ for a paper merchant in Halifax. In 1936 he took his skills and knowledge and made the decision to establish his own company.
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