Government highlights Darwen Terracotta's success

Blackburn-based Darwen Terracotta and Faience features in the annual Parliamentary Review as an example of best practice in business.

The Parliamentary Review was established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, and is now a key fixture in the political calendar.

Darwen Terracotta features alongside the Prime Minister and other outstanding organisations in a document that looks back on the year in industry and Westminster. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector.

The company was formed by Jon Wilson and Steve Allen two years ago, saving skilled jobs when another company laid off some employees. Since then the company has gone from strength-to-strength, winning Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business awards in two successive years.

Jon said: “It has been a whirlwind two years, since starting the business. We have now grown to 36 employees, doubled manufacturing capacity and begun exporting. We hope our success, shown through the Parliamentary Review, is a beacon to others in construction manufacturing."

The Parliamentary Review is sent to over half a million leading policymakers and is designed as a blueprint for success and a template for reform. An e-copy of The Parliamentary Review and Darwen Terracotta feature can be viewed online.