Founded in March 2004 by Mike and Jane Townsend following restructuring at H&J Supplies, M & J Distributors Ltd of Manchester is now owned by Mark and Steve Henshaw, the firm's first employees.

M&J changes hands

Asked whether early retirement was an option, Townsend said “definitely not, I now wish to pursue other business ideas."

The company name remains unchanged. “It’s business as usual,” said a statement from the Henshaw’s.

"[We] intend to expand the company by introducing new products and ranges in the coming months."

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