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J L Brooks was established in 1920 by Ernest Lesley Brooks, unimpressed with the name Ernest he called himself Jack, hence the name J L Brooks. Jack left the Navy after the Great War and began the business of wholesaling Hams from his motorbike and side car in Hunslet to local shops in the Leeds area. Sometime before the Second World War J L Brooks moved to warehousing in Farsley, the business continued to grow and trade successfully throughout the war supplying wholesale provisions to grocery shops. After Jacks death in 1957 his wife and daughter (Madelyn) successfully ran the business until 1959 when Madelyn’s Sons John and Bernard Green joined the family business, they successfully continued wholesaling to the licensed trade and local shops until 2005, when they decided to retire in 2005 the business was bought by David Longfellow.

J L Brooks Today

Since 2005 J L brooks has expanded significantly employing 35 people with a fleet of 20 vans delivering across Yorkshire, the business moved in 2007 to larger modern warehousing in Calverley Leeds, In 2011 we had out grown the building again and had to move again to Armley we chose premises four times the size in the hope we wouldn’t run out of space for a while. The new 20000 sq ft premises are filling up fast, you'll find over 1500 lines always in stock. Although the business has grown you'll be sure to still find traditional personal service and competitive pricing. The business continues to go from strength to strength as the word spreads about our unrivalled service and product range.

Customers include: Pubs, Clubs, Golf and Sports Clubs, Sandwich Shops, Newsagents, Garages, Gyms and with over 80 years experience you can be sure that you are dealing with a reliable wholesale supplier. For more information please telephone: 0113 2795787.

Why not phone us today to discuss your requirements on 0113 2795787

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