Tony Kenny is local business man who founded the Code Blue Group in Huddersfield in 2002, which publishes national trade magazines and supplies businesses with landlines and mobiles. From 2012-2020 he was one of the founding trustees and board members of the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour charity. Tony has had a long affiliation with the sport of rugby league, holding senior roles for Rugby League Ireland (2000-2008) and Jamaican Rugby Leagues National Squad. When he was just eleven, Tony worked on the market at The Piece Hall, and is keen to share and support the community of independent traders that exists today.


What makes The Piece Hall special to you? 

I have fond memories of the place, dating back to when I was 11 years old when I worked on the markets at The Piece Hall. Following the renovation, it has been transformed into a place to shop, eat, drink and host world-class events.


How has The Piece Hall changed over the years? 

It’s seen some fantastic renovations in recent years – whilst it has retained its quintessential charm and heritage, the new courtyard layout means the space is maximised for a variety of different activities now.


How do you aim to support The Piece Hall?

I want to increase membership sign-ups, echoing the benefits to people such as priority bookings, exclusive offers and invitations to members-only events – and that’s just a few!  It’s important for people to understand  why their support is important and how it directly contributes to the success of The Piece Hall. I also want to encourage new visitors from neighbouring towns and further afield to increase footfall. I am convinced when someone has been once, they will return.


What’s your favourite shop to spend time in?  

I love lots of shops at The Piece Hall and the bars have their own special traits that make the place a great evening venue too. My little girl often drags me into Totally Awesome and Mystical & Magical, and we regularly visit Custard Create.


What makes you proud to be an ambassador for The Piece Hall?

The Piece Hall is more than a building to me, it’s a community. I like helping local businesses and The Piece Hall’s independent traders have some fascinating stories behind the shops. 

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
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