WOMEN WHO MANUFACTURE… CELEBRATING SUCCESS
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Nominations for the Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year were being encouraged by Fiona Toye, chief executive of Toye Kenning & Spencer at a reception held to celebrate the opening of the company’s new display and retail facility.
“The Jewellery Quarter is home to many talented women who manufacture in the widest sense, generating ideas and producing physical goods as well as developing and leading their businesses,” explained Fiona Toye. “I want to see these individuals nominated for Businesswoman of the Year; it’s a platform for recognising their achievements and will help raise the profile of the talent within the Jewellery Quarter.”
Toye Kenning & Spencer has invested significantly, renovating the front of its Warstone Lane-based manufacturing facility to create a stylish display and retail area. The renovation is sympathetic to the original Victorian factory behind it, in which the company’s talented workforce handcrafts its exquisite products.
Fiona Toye continued: “This space allows us to highlight the breadth of our product range, which encompasses everything from men’s designer accessories through to military regalia, at the same time as showcasing the talents of our craftspeople.”