Croft Myl Ltd
What town/city are you based in?
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Number of generations
Number of employees
Tell us about your family business (What you do, how you started, who’s involved etc)
Croft Myl is a new model of family business, started by one generation who recruited parents into it, not handed down by parents to children, Croft Myl provides 38,000 sqft of serviced offices in Halifax, with a unique twist. Between July 2015 and January 2016 with the help of Vicky’s mum and dad, Vicky & Brian turned the building in the vibrant space it is today.
Within three months the team had filled 80% of the office space. It was full within 14 months from only having 3 tenants, to 25 tenants and now holds a waiting list for the loft – the next refurbishment project.
The loft refurbishment will be complete in the early winter, creating a further 9,000 sq ft of space to add to the 38,000 sq ft in the main building. Vicky’s design background is going crazy and creating a roof terrace with a slide to access the loft offices is just one of the twists Vicky enjoys implementing.
What’s your proudest moment/biggest achievement as a family business?
The first business tenant that moved into Croft Myl was the best feeling in the world. For people to come in and view our hard work and love our creative spaces as much as we do, was heartwarming. We are super proud of our creative space in the heart of the historic town of Halifax. We have a truly wonderful business community, all under one roof.
What do you love about being a family business?
The support network you have as a family business is the best. There is nothing you won’t do for one another to make the business successful.