Founder of Huddersfield-based bath manufacturer Trojan, Maurice Mosley has passed away aged 92.
He founded the business in 1975 and in 47 years of business weathered many storms from national recessions to factory fires, and built a business which now stands at 180 employees.
Co-owners of the business, his sons Adam and David Mosley commented: “We are devastated at the loss of our beloved dad, but we are extremely proud of all he achieved in his lifetime.
“Hartford Holdings owns a range of brands, from Trojan Baths, to Mantaleda Bathrooms, Thomas Crapper and Traymate, employing 243 people over a number of sites in the UK.
“ We are one of the largest and most respected bath manufacturers in Europe; an industry brand that people trust and admire. And we really must thank our Dad for this.
“Over the years he fought extremely hard to retain jobs in Yorkshire and truly believed in British manufacturing.
“He was and will continue to be a true inspiration to us both, as we continue to drive the business forward, with Dad’s ethics underpinning everything we do.
“Dad was still coming into the office at 90 years old and whilst he had not been directly involved since 2012, he still had an opinion on everything – he was a true gentleman and we believe that the industry has lost one of its founding greats”.
Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2018 Maurice Mosley passed away of natural causes on April 23 and leaves behind three sons, two daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.