Started by two dear friends, Harold Graham and Henry Brown in 1946, with very little between them except foresight and friendship. With the severe shortage of paper following the War, Henry and Harold cleverly procured a large supply of surplus metallic paper, an eight-colour surface printer and a new embossing machine, with which the two men began a wallpaper revolution.
At the heart of Graham & Brown lies a solid respect for its employees, customers and environment, which owes much to Henry Brown’s personal approach to business. With little fuss or fanfare, he ensured his workers were well looked after in times of trouble or illness, and as a result generations of the same families became part of the Graham & Brown family too.
Even today, “you don’t have to have a ‘Graham’ or a ‘Brown’ in your name to be part of this family,” says David Brown, Joint Chairman.
Andrew Graham is the Vice Chairman of Blackburn Youth Zone and Graham & Brown have been a Gold Patron since January 2011.