Brockway acquires historic Grosvenor Wilton
BROCKWAY CARPETS (Holdings) has announced the acquisition of what it describes as one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious independent carpet manufacturers, The Grosvenor Wilton Company, heralding what it says is a new era for the historic brand.
The deal sees Brockway purchase the trade and assets of Grosvenor Wilton, which has created Wilton and bespoke carpets since 1790 for the world’s most historic palaces, stately homes, public buildings and private residences.
Examples include exclusive projects for Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace, The Mansion House, The White House and the Royal Pavilion Brighton.
The company will continue to be known as The Grosvenor Wilton Company and will operate independently within the Brockway group of companies.
Importantly, the deal secures the future for the company’s factory in Hartlebury, Worcestershire and reportedly protects the skills and craftsmanship of the staff.
Brockway chairman Charles Annable said: ‘Grosvenor Wilton is one of the finest bespoke manufacturers of the highest quality woven carpets with a pedigree which is unequalled.
‘We’re proud and delighted to welcome the business to the Brockway Group.
‘Grosvenor Wilton’s unique heritage and tradition of innovation will further strengthen the Group’s position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of beautiful, wool-rich carpets.’
Paul Foley, who continues as commercial director at Grosvenor Wilton, added: ‘This is an exciting event in our long history, ensuring that the principals of authenticity, classical English design and craftsmanship, that Grosvenor Wilton so famously stands for, are maintained.