Dan Byles MP, visits The Toye Shop
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Local MP Dan Byles, who has joined the new All-Party Parliamentary Group for family business, which is sponsored by the Institute for Family Business, has visited Toye Kenning & Spencer.
He toured the company’s Newtown Road manufacturing facility and viewed its brand new School Shop, which retails embroidered uniform and kit to schools and sports clubs in the North Warwickshire and Coventry areas. Toye Kenning & Spencer is also supplying fundraising gifts through the shop as part of its broad product portfolio.
“We are pleased Dan has backed us and joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group for family businesses. Companies like ours are key contributors to both our communities and the local economy,” explained chief executive Fiona Toye. “I am the current custodian of Toye Kenning & Spencer; my job is to continue the evolution of the business, making sure it is robust and able to withstand the challenges of the future. It is good to have our local MPs on our side, giving voice to our concerns and campaigning on our behalf.”
“We are also pleased to be able to show him our new ‘Toye Shop’. It gives us a platform to highlight the talents of the craftspeople in our Bedworth factory, where we have experts in weaving, embroidery and lace making. We manufacture a broad range of products from men’s accessories to civil and military identity products and regalia as well as uniforms for clubs and schools and this new space is the ideal showcase for our products.”