Earlier this year I visited Wearwell, a local factory founded in 1939 which has risen to become one of the United Kingdom's leading workwear manufacturers.
Creating high-quality workwear, this hidden gem of a factory in our town was a real pleasure to tour. All too often clothing manufacturing takes place outside of our country but Wearwell not only bring highly skilled machinists and long-lasting products to our markets but take real pride in expanding the British manufacturing industry.
From anti-static protection and heat protection to high visibility and and fabric designed to maximise wearer movement for the healthcare industry, Wearwell have carved out a comprehensive range of products used by both the public and private sector.
They also take corporate responsibility seriously, keeping energy and waste to a minimum where possible, not involving animal testing in their products only purchasing from farms with quality welfare standards.
Wearwell has a thriving facility and hopes to build upon their product range, invest into more premises and people. It was a great visit the factory and see their business first hand.
It's a huge operation, a similar size to an aircraft hanger and that space is certainly needed because the company is experiencing phenomenal growth. With some great plans to expand in the domestic market and an eye on the global market I look forward to seeing them expand even further and taking advantage of the opportunities which Brexit brings us.