An Irish immigrant from Galway to West Yorkshire in 1938, Brendan James Naughton started our journey of entrepreneurship in the 1950s. A journey which has passed down the generations across seven decades.
In 1952 as the top salesman for Hoover Ltd Brendan discovered his talent for building long-lasting relationships with customers. His Irish charm, quick wit and opportunistic acumen saw him create Naughton & Bird Ltd, an electrical and white goods store in Leeds. By 1962 with 6 stores city-wide and an aftersales & service centre, the journey was well underway.