A KEIGHLEY bathroom company is expanding.

Harrison Bathrooms has announced ambitious growth plans, with new jobs.

And it is being supported with a seven-figure-sum funding package from HSBC.

The family firm's roots date back over a century and can be traced to a collaboration with Thomas Crapper, the 'father' of modern-day plumbing.

Over the years, the Deal Street company has been involved with some of the UK's best-known plumbing outfits.

Now it supplies more than 1,000 retailers and plumbers' merchants nationwide, from its Scudo branded catalogue.

As part of its expansion plan, the firm is introducing new ranges to its catalogue.

The move follows hugely-successful representation at the recent Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom show at Birmingham's NEC.

Also, a new depot is being opened in the south-east and its fleet of vehicles extended.

The growth strategy is expected to lead to the creation of 15 new jobs locally and the aim is to boost turnover by 50 per cent over two years, from £12.5 million per annum to more than £18 million.

James Harrison, the company's managing director, said: "We're very excited for the future of our firm and it's great to share that confidence with HSBC.

"The quality of products and service we offer continues to impress both purchasers and customers alike.

"We look forward to working with HSBC to broaden the market for Harrison Bathrooms into the south-east of England, whilst increasing the product portfolio to our existing customer base."

Anthony Wild, HSBC's relationship director for West Yorkshire, said the bank was delighted to give its backing.

"It's fantastic to support a family business – with such a heritage – to grow," he added.

"Harrison Bathrooms has high standards when it comes to sourcing products and we understood how important it is for the company not to compromise these values as the business grows.

"This marks an exciting new chapter for Harrison Bathrooms, and we look forward to working with them as the business expands."

The company owner's great grandfather was in business with Thomas Crapper, and produced the innovative Britannia wood cistern with lead lining.

In the late 1960s, Harrison Brothers was established by David Harrison and his siblings, for the manufacture and distribution of plumbing goods.

It became Harrison Bathrooms, incorporating Scudo, in 2013.

The company specialises in bespoke products, and produces everything from sanitaryware and bathroom furniture to shower enclosures.