Thomas Ware and Sons Limited

Thomas Ware and Sons Ltd has been operating since 1840 and we remain the biggest of the traditional British leather pit tanneries.

We use a combination of time-honoured leather tanning techniques and modern technology to produce a range of leathers, which we supply to clients all over the world.

In recognition of our growing global enterprise we were awarded the UK’s most prestigious business accolade, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, in April 2018.

Traditional leather skills are at the heart of our business, while technical developments ensure that Thomas Ware and Sons Ltd. continues to succeed now and into the future.

Visit our product pages to see how we can help you with your leather needs.



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Lockdown 3.0

2020 was quite a year, eh. As we go into lockdown again, the sun’s still shining and the team at TWS are continuing to operate, so we’re still on hand for all your orders and enquiries. Sadly we’re unable to welcome visitors at the moment, so drop us an email or give us a call with any requests.

Keep looking after yourselves and each other, and hopefully we’ll see you again in the not-too-distant future…

A sunny morning at TWS – January 2021

Queen’s Award Presentation – September 2018

On Tuesday 25th September, we were delighted to welcome HRH The Duke of Kent to the tannery to present our Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in recognition of our increasing success in export and international trade.

Alistair Brearley, Managing Director, explained “We are absolutely delighted. Our success can be attributed to the hard work, dedication and continued support from all of our staff, customers, suppliers and overseas agents.”

Commenting on the award, Barry Knight, Sales Development Manager, said “We have worked extremely hard at developing the overseas markets and enjoyed – not just […]

We’re now on Twitter and Instagram

For a look at what goes on inside TWS you can now follow us at @TWS_Tannery on Twitter and @tws_tannery_uk on Instagram.