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 […]

SPOGA Horse 2018

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s show we are exhibiting again at SPOGA Horse 2018 in Cologne, Germany from 2-4th September.
You’ll be able to find us in Hall 11.2. at Booth number P-046.
We will be showing the following leather

  • Traditional Bridle leather 3.8-4.2mm. 1.5 long x 60 cm wide.
  • Albion bridle 3.8-4.2mm. 1.4 x 65cm and 1.5 x 60cm.
  • General purpose Saddle butts 3.6-4.0mm.
  • Soft dressed saddle butts 4.0-4.5mm and 5.0-5.5mm for close contact saddles.
  • Sweat flap leather.
  • Chrome girth / billet Leather 4.5-5.0mm and 5.0-5.5mm
  • Pre-cut straps custom designed 4.5-5.0mm and 5.0-5.5mm.
  • Chrome […]

    Guangzhou Shoe and Leather Fayre 2018

    Barry’s currently away in China looking further develop our international trade links and build on our Queen’s Award success at the Guangzhou Shoe and Leather Fayre.

    Guangzhou is a large city in the south of China in Guangdong province and home to 20,000,000 people. It’s a very modern, beautiful city. It stands on the Pearl river, which for many years has been a major trading route into China. Leather is a very large part of its trade and is probably the largest trading hub for leather in the world. […]

    TWS win Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2018

    This weekend we were honoured to be awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding achievement in the category of International Trade.
    The Queen’s Award for Enterprise largely recognises our increasing success in exports, having radically grown the level of international trade within a few short years.
    Each year, we process between 15,000 and 20,000 hides, turning them into into heavy leathers used in the shoe, equestrian, cricket, industrial, canine, belting and leather-goods trades. The products are sold all over the world – in Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Israel, the US, […]

    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.

    2018 APLF Trade Show Visit

    Last month we visited the APLF Leather Fair in Hong Kong. Our Sales Manager Barry visits every year, and this time he took Alistair along with him.
    Master Leatherseller Ian Russell MBE and Mrs Sue Russell meeting Barry and some of our international distributors at APLF 2017.
    Alongside our Chinese and Japanese distributors, they showcased Thomas Ware’s products at the world’s leading leather trade show. It was an excellent opportunity to boost TWS’s profile in the leather industry and following their trip there are several exciting new developments in the […]