Standard Wool
TypeLimited
IndustryWool
HeadquartersBradford, United Kingdom
ServicesSupplier
Number of employees
100-200
Websitehttp://www.standardwool.co.uk

Standard Wool is a global group of companies which sources, processes and supply’s quality wool and its by-products to its worldwide customer base. The company’s origins date back to the 18th century and they now have trading and sourcing facilities in the United Kingdom, Chile, China and New Zealand. The firm is headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[1]

Background

Standard Wool is a multi-million pound group of five companies that together make up one of the world’s leading wool trading businesses. It has customer base spanning across 30 countries and specialises in sourcing, supplying and processing wools from the UK and overseas.

The company employs around 150 people across West Yorkshire and overseas locations including New Zealand, China and Chile.[2]

In 2011, the company expanded its United Kingdom operations by moving to new headquarters in Bradford.[3]

Management buyout

In 2005, Managing Director Paul Hughes Snr led a buy-out of the company, which has a turnover exceeding £50m.[4]

In 2014, the company made three key appointments to its group board. Paul Hughes Jr became group trading director, Mark Andrews was promoted to production director and Ian Marwood joined as a non-executive director.[5]

Company profiles

The Standard Wool group consists of five companies:[6]

References

  1. ^ "New board for wool trading and processing group". thebusinessdesk.com. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Standard Wool appoints new directors". examiner.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Standard Wool relocates Bradford". insidermedia.com.
  4. ^ "Expanding wool firm is moving locations". thetelegraphandargus.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. ^ "New faces on Standard Wool Board". thetelegraphandargus.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Company Profiles". standardwool.co.uk. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.