Ancient Colours For Leather Workers
Pittards was more colourful than usual last week when it received an official visit from the Master and Warden of the Worshipful Company of Glovers. The Master of this ancient City of London livery company, Mr Keith Ebsworth, was dressed in full regalia to attend a special long-service presentation at Yeovil’s famous leather making company. He was accompanied by Renter Warden Mr Christopher Dadson and their wives The Master of this ancient City of London livery company, Mr Keith Ebsworth, was dressed in full regalia to attend a special long-service presentation at Yeovil’s famous leather making company. He was accompanied by Renter Warden Mr Christopher Dadson and their wives. Pittards has a tradition of long serving employees and its 25 Year Club now has over 50 members. “The last quarter of a century has seen enormous changes in our business,” said Pittards’ CEO Mr Reg Hankey. “All these employees started before computers ran so many aspects of our lives; and in recent years they have seen us expand to include our new leather and products manufacturing facilities in Ethiopia, our acquisition of renowned leather goods makers Daines and Hathaway, the establishment of our own leather fashion brand and of course the opening of our exciting new retail outlet and coffee shop in Yeovil. “Without the help of these and all our other dedicated workers, none of this could have happened and we thank them for their loyalty and enthusiasm. We were also of course delighted that the Master and Warden of the Worshipful Company of Glovers could join us for this event.” The Worshipful Company of Glovers was formed in 1349 by glove makers in London to protect the high standard of their craft. Today it is a modern organization active in the British glove industry and the training of young people. Pittards started in 1826 when Charles Pittard started working in leather in Yeovil and has grown to become a recognized leader in the development and production of beautiful and technical leathers. Image: Pittards CEO Reg Hankey (far left) with Brian McCormick; Peter Evans; Paul Machin; Robin Ward; Peter Curwen and Jon Loxston receiving long service certificates. Also in the picture are Pittards Sales Director Mike Dodd, Worshipful Company of Glovers Master Keith Ebsworth and his wife Valerie; Renter Warden Christopher Dadson and his wife Valerie and Pittards Finance Director Jill Williams.