Collier and Hartley Limited Brierley


1835 - Luke Collier & Son sets ;

1844 - William Brierley sets up brassfoundry in Rochdale to make machinery for confectioners;

1870 - Thomas Hartley starts in business as a confectioner

1913 - William Brierley purchases Luke Collier's business (in conjunction with Mr Thomas Holt JP of Castleton)

1924 - Brierley & Colliers businesses amalgamate with Thomas Hartley & Son to form Brierley, Collier & Hartley (BCH); new factory established; London office opened; machines produce liquorice, marshmallow, caramel, jam and marmalade

1993 - Coates Engineering Limitedacquires BCH