We offer a fully comprehensive service. Working from a fixed brief or your individual requirements.

We have the capacity to handle small or large runs with the latest technology machines which allows us to produce large volumes of high quality sampling in many different formats depending on your requirements.

Our History


P.D Pattern Books was founded in 1973 by Mr Dennis Shulver (father of the present chairman Mr Ian Shulver)

The company originated in Barkerend Mills, close to Bradford City centre

The workforce at this time totalled around ten to twelve employees

The company's first customer was Greenwood & Coope Limited who continue to be a major customer today


Continued expansion of the business necessitates a search for larger premises


Stonehall Mills along with the cottages in the mill yard was purchased from Carrington Viyella


Production was transferred from the old mill to the new Stonehall site


Further development prompted the opening of a second production facility in the locality


Still working hard and expanding as the UK's leading sample book maker


Increasing demand for shade cards and other board mounted presentations led to significant investment in new machinery and staffing levels.

Building History

The mill is known locally as Whiteley's mills as it was once owned by Thomas Whiteley and Co.

Richard Whiteley (formally of Countdown fame) a descendant of Thomas Whiteley was a frequent visitor to the mill.

The mill was built around 1900

Mr Ian Shulver

Mr Ian Shulver

Yorkshire Productivity Award


Award Winners 2008