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Our Heritage

we have been providing safe bathroom solutions for over 50 years

We have been proudly serving Yorkshire for over 50 years and in that time we have designed, supplied and installed thousands of easy access bathrooms and mobility shower rooms.

In 1965 Brian & Kathleen Passmore opened the doors to B&K Passmore Ltd - we were small with big ambitions.

Most recently in 2018, and following the successful acquisition 12-months prior, we expanded our Harrogate Showroom and introduced More Ability to the area, in order to provide a safe and stylish bathroom solution for local residents. Following extensive renovations the existing 3,000 sq.ft. space now also showcases stylish yet accessible bathrooms, which aim to improve the independence of over 65’s and the less-able.

Commenting on the most recent success, managing director, Tony Passmore, adds “The Harrogate expansion signifies our desire to provide a fantastic bathing experience to as many Yorkshire customers as possible. We don’t believe any customer should have to sacrifice a stylish design, whatever their bathing or accessibility requirements.”

In 2017, Passmore Group, home of More Bathrooms, More Ability & More Build, successfully acquired Charms Bathrooms of Harrogate, a move that sought to save jobs and preserve the 100-year old legacy of the bathroom retail company.

Commenting on the deal, Tony Passmore, said: “Charms is similarly a family-run brand synonymous with trust, quality and integrity, so the fit into our stable of companies was perfect. We look forward to bringing over 50 years worth of installation expertise to the table – especially for some of Charms’ clientele who may have previously used the company for ‘supply only’ bathroom purchases.” you can read more about the acquisition here.

Rewind back to 2015 and we were celebrating our golden anniversary - in 2015 Passmore’s was 50 years old!

Over the past 5 decades we have exceeded our dreams and aspirations, becoming one of the region’s leading full service home improvement companies. The timeline highlights our key achievements to date and also what else has happened sectorally, locally & nationally in the same amount of time. Click here for a larger version: timeline

In 2014, whilst clearing out some old files, we came across this bill for some work we carried out when our company first began in 1965.

The works included a full new bathroom suite, in this case Primrose colour (the height of luxury back then!) for a fee of £111 4s 5d.