Established in 1991, Hartlepool based Whitestone Weavers/Hugh Mackay offer a wide range of high quality, well priced woven and tufted carpets. The business operates in the mid to higher end of the retail market place from its’ new purpose built offices and logistics headquarters.
We design our own Axminster and tufted ranges which are manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities in the UK and Europe. All of our products use the finest British wool blends and our highly advanced production methods, mean that we can offer some 650+ different carpet options. We focus on maintaining excellent stock levels, resulting in our delivering a consistent, high level of service. The innovative 'Fast Track' Axminster offer was the first of its kind in Europe and remains the best, with superb service, tremendous flexibility, offering an infinite choice of design and flexibility to our customers.
Not only do we supply domestic products to many independent retailers and buying groups, but the company also operates in the contract sector, following the purchase of the Gaskell contract business in 2004. In the same year, Whitestone bought Hugh Mackay Carpets and presently trades both of these strong brands through both the retail business and also into the commercial sector through Gaskell Mackay Carpets Ltd.
Originally based in Middlesbrough for some 16 years, the move in 2007 to Hartlepool has resulted in the whole operation now being supported by the highest level of paperless warehousing, utlising hand held scanners and bar code systems. It is this commitment to swift, cost-effective service and ongoing investment into latest technologies and new product / business development that has seen the company grow steadily, year on year.
Never standing still, or becoming complacent, the business continuously looks to improve and innovate, to ensure the continued strengthening of its position in the marketplace.