We are lucky. We get to work in one of the most beautiful and fascinating places in the UK. Nestling in the West Yorkshire Pennines, on the banks for the River Colne and alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal we are surrounded by dramatic moorland, dry stone walls and reminders of the area’s heritage, shaped by the industrial revolution – from the 200 year-old canal locks to the remnants of old mills, weirs and waterworks.

There has been a mill on the site since the 1850s originally used for spinning wool and powered by a water wheel, it is now home to Dark Woods Coffee and a small number of other bespoke manufacturing businesses.

(The picture here show the state of the mill when we first started the refurbishment and the steps on from there…)