A family-run tailoring business has been honoured in the North East Wedding Awards for menswear for the fifth year in a row - and is preparing for a major expansion.

Derrick Langley and his son, Nicholas, founded Dandy Threads in Guisborough in 2016 out of a family love for vintage fashion and a desire to provide a high-quality service to customers.

Derrick Langley said: “For an independent family business, this is an indescribable achievement and we want to thank all our amazing couples and clients who took the time to vote for us. Words cannot describe how immensely proud we are of our entire team.”

Darlington and Stockton Times: Nicholas Langley, left, and Derrick Langley

Dandy Threads is currently based on Westgate in the town but is set to open a new headquarters. This family-owned business has purchased the disused Barclays bank building in Church Street, Guisborough, using a £150,000 support package from HSBC.

Once refurbished, the site will open under the name of Langley House and serve as Dandy Threads headquarters.

The father and son business currently operates out of three separate buildings. The business has seen a 300 per cent increase in turnover since the Covid pandemic, fuelled by word of mouth and a boost in tailored and vintage attire, thanks to the popularity of period dramas such as Peaky Blinders.

The new HQ will bring all three branches of the business under one roof. This will aid the company’s founder, Derrick Langley, to oversee operations more easily, enhancing efficiency and productivity. Last month, the tailors produced clothing for more than 100 weddings.

The business expects the new location will enable it to serve many more in the months to come. The new site will also support Dandy Threads' transition to factory-scale manufacturing, enabling the business to train more tailors and refine the skills of all workers.

Derrick Langley said: “I’m very excited to open our new HQ and extremely proud of what we have achieved. My son has created countless bespoke designs and helped to ensure thousands of grooms look the part. We’re excited to see what the rest of our talented workers can achieve once we are under one roof.”

Tracey Smallwood, relationship manager at HSBC, added: “Dandy Threads has experienced rapid growth over the last few years and as the trend in formal attire shows no sign of slowing down, it made sense to move the business’s operations to one site. The creative designs of Dandy Threads are loved by many and we look forwards to seeing what the business can achieve.”