Into the world of textiles
Below are a links to sites that may be of interest. These references represent trade bodies, textile development partners and the textile industry as whole and may prove to be useful resources for additional textile information and complementary services.
Huddersfield Textile Centre of Excellence
The Textile Centre of Excellence is a not for profit company owned by its members, primarily textile manufacturing companies in West Yorkshire. The Centre delivers a wide range of training and development support. Training provided includes apprenticeships and NVQs, Leadership and Management training, Health & Safety, IT and fork lift truck training. The Centre has provided support to over 1,500 companies over the last year.
British Design Innovation (BDI)
British Design Innovation (BDI) is the representative voice to industry of established strategic designers operating in the innovation space. It is concerned with the engagement of strategic design as the glue binding innovation together.
Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
MAS is one of the products in the Solutions for Business suite and as the leading advisor for manufacturing we can provide you with practical, hands-on support focused on improving your bottom line. Whether you're looking to improve efficiency, raise productivity, develop new ideas or tackle a problem that is hampering profitability, our experts are here to help and if you are an SME all our support is either free or highly subsidised.
British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA)
The British Textile Machinery Association is a non-profit making organisation and was originally formed under the auspices of The Board of Trade on 30th April 1940. With five decades’ of experience in the global textile industry; interfacing the quality production expertise of British textile machinery manufacturers with the requirements of global textile industries, the BTMA can access you to a wealth of knowledge and technical innovation from its Member Companies and provide assistance in export liaison.
Confederation of British Wool Textiles
The Confederation of British Wool Textiles Ltd is a not-for-profit membership based organisation, providing a wide range of the highest quality professional services to meet the evolving needs of companies in the textile industry. Our aim is to facilitate effective representation, support, guidance and training to ensure the development of the competitiveness of our member companies in a global market environment.
The British Wool Marketing Board
A farmer run organisation, the BWMB was established in 1950 to operate a central marketing system for UK fleece wool, with the aim of achieving the best possible net return for producers.
It is the only organisation in the world that collects, grades, sells and promotes fleece wool and the only remaining agricultural commodity board in the UK.
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