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HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, to Visit Toye, Kenning and Spencer’s Birmingham Factory, Thursday 30th March 2017.

As patron of the UK Fashion and Textiles Association, Her Royal Highness has had an important role to play in raising awareness of the UK’s fashion industry, and is keenly interested in the promotion of those companies who manufacture in the UK.

Toye, Kenning and Spencer is a three-hundred year old Royal Warrant holding company, still owned by the Toye family. As well as it’s regalia business it makes and sells cufflinks and men’s accessories through the London Badge and Button Company and KJD Jewellers brands.

They have occupied the site of 77 Warstone Lane in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter for over a half a century, after they merged with W.J. Dingley who had operated on the site since 1906. Toye’s has a second factory in Bedworth where they manufacture textiles.

“A royal visit is of course a great honour,” said Declan McHale, Head of Luxury Menswear and Fashion Accessories at Toye’s, “and we think it’s wonderful Her Royal Highness shows such a keen interest in places like ours where we’re doing everything we can to keep Birmingham’s great tradition of jewellery manufacture alive.”

Her Royal Highness will tour the factory and meet the staff who still manufacture jewellery and regalia to the highest quality with traditional methods including vitreous enamel, rope-stamping and soldering to name a few.

For more information, contact Declan McHale on 0121 2622979 or email declan.mchale@toye.com.

We Have Moved

We have officially moved and visitors are welcome. The meeting room at Toye, Coram Street, is decorated with examples of the work of our craftsmen and women. Visitors can explore our range of regalia, jewellery, accessories, rituals and other items here as well as talk with the staff regarding larger and bespoke enquiries tailored to all markets.

Our new address: Lower Ground Floor, Russell Court Entrance C Side Gate, Coram Street, London, WC1H 0LL

Opening times:
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday: 8.30am - 12pm

WE ARE MOVING

Find us at our new offices, for both Masonic & Non-Masonic enquiries;

Lower Ground Floor, Russell Court Entrance C Side Gate, Coram Street, London, WC1H 0LL

It’s only a 15 minute walk from Great Queen Street!

Alternatively, please contact;

London Sales & Enquiries on 0207 400 5756

Bedworth Sales & Enquiries on 0247 684 8800

London Masonic Sales & Enquiries on 0207 400 5761

Or,

Shop with us online at www.thetoyeshop.com

The move is effective from the 6th February.

The shop is now closed, however the upstairs sales office will remain open at Great Queen Street until the effective move on the 6th February, at which point at will continue operations at the new address.

Crafting the Nation’s Honours

The CBEs, MBEs and OBEs being presented in the spring to those who will be named in the New Year’s Honours List are being crafted now in Toye & Co.’s Bedworth and Birmingham factories. The Honours will be completed and delivered in early April.

Speaking of the company’s pride in crafting these highly valued items, Frederick Toye of Toye & Co. said: “Our craftsmen and women know how much the recipients of these medals prize the honour and so take great care in their manufacture. We make sure the medals are beautiful and can be treasured forever by the recipient.”

Each Honour comprises both a medal and a ribbon woven to a specified colour scheme. Toye & Co.’s master weaver is producing the ribbons now at its Bedworth textile factory, while the medals are being hand crafted and enamelled in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

For product information please email freddie.toye@toye.com.

Tying the knot in a tiara made by Toye & Co Craftspeople

Lily Toye, daughter of the firm’s chairman Bryan Toye and chief executive Fiona Toye, married rugby star Rupert Harden at St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe in July. A gold tiara created by Toye & Co’s own craftspeople was her crowning glory.