Axminster Carpets 'goes into administration'
Axminster Carpets has reportedly gone into administration, it has been claimed by ITV West Country this morning.
Up to 400 staff at the company are reportedly being told this morning that they are likely to lose their jobs at the East Devon based manufacturer.
Axminster Carpets, based in East Devon, can trace its history back more than 250 years in Devon to midsummer's day in 1755, when a local cloth weaver by the name of Thomas Whitty decided to give the traditional festivities a miss in favour of staying indoors and trying his hand at weaving his very first carpet by hand.
The result was a great success and was subsequently named after Axminster, the market town where Whitty lived and worked.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Carpets from Axminster quickly became the undisputed choice for wealthy English country homes and town houses.
They were to be found in Chatsworth House and Brighton Pavilion as well as being bought by King George III and Queen Charlotte who even visited the first factory.
The company’s carpets can be found in royal residences but they are also the flooring of choice for some of the finest hotels in the world, in train carriages, on the aircraft of major global airlines including British Airways and in thousands of discerning homes up and down the country.