Family owned James Robertshaw has over 150 years’ experience of innovating, designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke awnings, coverings and window blinds.
At James Robertshaw, innovation and heritage have always gone hand-in-hand. Finding a way to honour the past whilst striving to shape the future is at the heart of everything we do.
Our story began in 1860 when Mr James Robertshaw from Collyhurst, Manchester, set up shop making traditional box awnings complete with hand-carved woodwork. Shortly afterwards came metal roller blinds and other companion components, all fabricated on-site, beginning an unbroken trading history spanning three centuries.
The business stayed within the Robertshaw family until the tragic death of James’ grandson William Lancelot Robertshaw in 1960. It was then bought by production manager, Arthur Harrison, who relocated the company to Farnworth, Bolton.
Arthur owned and ran the business until he retired in 1979. Arthur’s son-in- law, Nigel Sharrock, who also worked within the business, assumed the role of Managing Director from 1980 until 2017.
Today, James Robertshaw remains a family owned business, with Nigel’s wife Lesley and son Matthew now taking the reins. After 50 years at our Farnworth home, we relocated to our current, modern facility and headquarters in 2010, and are now based in Bolton where all of our products are designed and manufactured.
In 2018 we opened our brand-new Customer Centre for clients to see how our products look and work in reality, with training opportunities to commence throughout the year and beyond. Looking to the future, we are becoming a centre of knowledge and expertise. We aspire to be the best place to discover new technologies and innovations by combining our passions for design, innovation and knowledge sharing.
The James Robertshaw Team
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To find out more about James Robertshaw and our products, contact us today by calling our team on 01204 574 764 or sending a message