Waddington and Ledger



Waddington and Ledger and Shark! Design and Marketing, both part of the W&L Group, hosted our monthly meeting in May at their premises at Lowfields in Elland.

Members networked before being introduced to Waddington and Ledger following a tour of their impressive premises.

The W&L Group are a marketing services business helping local, national and global brands grow market share by out-selling and out-thinking their competitors. Their ideas have increased the sales of fudge, fire engines, fish sauces, shoes, paint, silicone and cider.

The tour demonstrated how W&L Group have moved with the times from their beginning as a pure print company, and now provide an in-house design, marketing and print for many local and national household names.

Nick Worsnop, chair of Business for Calderdale and partner in Chadwick Lawrence solicitors, introduced Emma Heslop of Shark! Who gave the presentation on behalf of the W&L Group. Nick said “W&L are a local company with long standing roots in Calderdale. Thank you to them for hosting our event and providing a fascinating insight into their business and how they have gone from strength to strength with incorporating modern printing capabilities with in house branding and design.”

At the event, ABS UK Ltd were presented with the Business for Calderdale award for March. Each month, Business for Calderdale select a winner from the business features in the Courier. All winners then go through to a final where an overall winner for the year is presented with an annual award at the Courier Business Awards.