Meet the Singh’s, owners of the only Asian operated stone quarry in England.
Sarjit Singh Dulay is one of many success stories in Bradford of south Asian’s migrating to England in the 50’s and 60’s. Through sheer grit and determination, and spending much of his early life living and growing up in the streets of Barkerand and eventually moving to Shipley,
Dulay and his family sowed their seeds in Bradford for a future for themselves and their children. After over half a century of arriving in England from India, the Dulay family are today the proud owners of M&M Stone, one of the largest and only Asian operated stone quarries in England. Opened in 1993, the family owned business distribute the finest Yorkshire stone as far as Ireland, Scotland and Wales and have built their business on the quality of Yorkshire stone they produce as well as the speed of delivery to their customers.
As we meet at his quarry in Allerton, the first thing that struck me was the sheer size of the quarry and they inform me that there are major plans to keep extending the size potentially making it the largest stone quarry in the UK. But if that is to happen, it will be down to Makhan Singh, the 36 year old son of Sarjit Singh Dulay. As the father proudly introduces me to his son, who is covered in mud and wet through due to the stormy weather, one can see the determination etched on the face of the young disciple as he tells me about the company and how his father roped him into the family business in 1995.
Singh, who was born and raised in Bradford is very thankful and humble to be in a position where his father is slowly handing over the reins to the younger generation as many other businesses in Bradford have succeeded in doing so over the last 15 years. Singh understands that it is a different world we live in today compared to the world when his father started the business over twenty years ago and the extremely competitive market he has to deal with.
He continues, “Regardless of what the weather, hot, cold, rain or snow, the 22 employees have a job to do and I now have the responsibility to deliver, and deliver on time.”
M&M Stone is situated on 45 acres and boasts all the latest machinery to cut, shape and chisel stone. The deliver all over the country and have built their business on the finest quality of Yorkshire stone at a very competitive price.