SUPPLIER NEWS SUPPLIER N N Celebra ting an incredible milestone, Harris Brushes nostalgically looks back on its journey in the decorating industry.
90 YEARS OF REGAL RELIABILITY A
n excellent example of British heritage in the industry
industry y,, Harris
Brushes celebrates its 90th year in the decorating sector .
“This reputation has been built and retained over many years, with the company developing a range of market-leading, cutting edge products for both home and professional use and it is proud to be celebrating its 90th anniversary this r,,” said Harris Brushes marketing manager Sonia Sanghera.
Harris Brushes has strived to be at the forefront of product design since the company was first formed in 1928 by 23-year- old entrepreneur, Lr,, Leslie G Harris. Originally named The Midland Trading Company,y,, Mr Harris and his 13-strong team of staff began manufacturing paint brushes from a small pr emises in Birmingham.
Tr Five years later rs later r,, having continued
to thrive throughout the Great Depression, Mr Harris renamed his business LG Harris & Co Ltd and, in 1937, he secur ed new pr emises in Stoke Prior
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to the Sandringham Estate and Wiindsor Castle. Ms
the company is still based today In 1961, Harris was awar ded the W arrant for the supply of
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continued: “This prestigious award cemented the company’s reputation for its exceptional products and it continues to hold this Royal Warrant.ntinues to hold this Royal Wa “Harris is proud that its passion for innovation can be seen in every one of its brushes, rollers and tools. Its aim is to make decorating easier and
Warran extended and the
mor e enjoyable by inspiring people to embrace their creativity using a range of paint brushes and rollers. From interior and exterior painting, wallpaper hanging and upcycling, Harris has got the best tools for the job. Not only that, but all brushes come with a lifetime guarantee, meaning you can enjoy a professional finish and better performance for generations to come.”
The site in Stoke Prior has been to accommodate new
war ehouse and distribution facilities and to accommodate growing staff numbers which now total 319.
In addition the co mpany als o invested in a second facility in China, which opened in 2007, after having been fitted out with state- of-the-art machinery and systems to ensur e the Harris quality was maintained
continues to thrive for many more years to come.
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