Haworth firm treats workforce to trip north of the border

Wyedean Weavers' managing director Robin Wright is joined by workers Gwynnie Williamson, left, and Joanne Mitchell as they prepare for their trip to Edinburgh

Wyedean Weavers' managing director Robin Wright is joined by workers Gwynnie Williamson, left, and Joanne Mitchell as they prepare for their trip to Edinburgh

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A FAMILY company treated its workers to a weekend in Edinburgh – but there was no getting away from the firm’s products.

Bosses of Wyedean Weaving celebrated half-a-century of manufacturing in Haworth by taking 17 staff – all but two of the total workforce – to the Scottish capital.

And wherever it went, the team – famous for the uniform accessories it produces for the military and police forces – saw its skilled handiwork on show.

The workers headed to the castle for the Military Tattoo, in which many of its products featured.

The following day they were given a guided tour of the city by an ex-Scottish Regiment soldier, who was wearing regalia manufactured by Wyedean. And before heading home, they visited the Royal Yacht Britannia, whose ship’s company was supplied with its insignia by the Bridgehouse Mill firm.

A special coach banner was produced to mark the milestone trip.

“We have done these weekend outings for all the staff about every five years – last time we went to Dublin – but this year we wanted to do something a bit special with it being our 50th anniversary in Haworth,” said managing director, Robin Wright, whose father, David, founded Wyedean Weaving in April,1964.

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