TAKE OVER LED TO BIG CHANGES
■ Edward Naylor took over the family business in 1993 at a time “when it was balanced on one leg and a slightly rickety leg at that”, he said.
■ He transformed Naylor Industries by diversifying the business and boosting productivity.
■ Naylor Industries even started making plant pots and established
The Yorkshire Flowerpot Company.
■ When Mr Naylor took over the business, Naylor used to manufacture clay pipes and it was being left behind by competitors who had started making plastic pipes. But under his leadership the firm also joined the plastic pipe revolution.