From Chatsworth to the South Atlantic… this firm’s customers are everywhere!

MD Richard Tarbatt outside the firm’s Engineering & General Merchants building.

What do McDonalds, the Royal Horticultural Society and the island of Tristan da Cunha  in the South Atlantic Ocean have in common with Matlock? Unlikely as it might seem, all have benefitted from their association with one of Derbyshire’s oldest family firms, William Twigg (commonly known as Twiggs), as Steve Brown reports.

THE COMPANY has been trading in Matlock since 1905 yet unless you belong to its   longstanding and loyal customer base or have recently signed up as an online account holder, it is quite likely that you would have little idea what goes on behind the modern façade on Bakewell Road…