HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, to Visit Toye, Kenning and Spencer’s Birmingham Factory, Thursday 30th March 2017.
Tuesday 28 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.