the faces behind the fabric

I thought you might like to see the faces behind our fabrics. This picture was taken about a month ago when we said goodbye to Kath and Irene, two of our staff who were retiring.

Kath (3rd from right in front row) had been with the company for 40 years (she joined us in the 60s). She began by recording our sales by hand in an old ledger and by her retirement she was experienced in the dark arts of Sage accounting and computers. Amazing changes in one working life.

Irene looked after all the administrative duties and paperwork that make small business life such a pleasure. She was also a great source of doggy chews for our three labradors.

We’ll miss them both but we now have two new staff, Peter and Maria. (on the right in the top row) who have taken up the challenge of working here.

If you want to know who everybody else is and what they do, then go to our staff page and see more pics including some archive pictures from 50s onwards.