CITY AM, March 2015. The Original BTC Group has been selected for The
Leap 100, a new initiative from City AM newspaper and Mischon de Reya
solicitors, identifying the top 100 fastest growing, most exciting
companies to watch in the UK.
Minister David Cameron visited the headquarters of British lighting and
homewares manufacturer The Original BTC Group in his Witney
on Friday, touring the factory with founder Peter Bowles. Bowles’
repertoire includes launching new brands, rescuing struggling British
heritage brands and factories as well as designing the Group’s products,
all in conjunction with son Charlie. The Group
now exports 50% of its production around the globe and has recently
opened a showroom in Paris.
was delighted to visit Original BTC’s factory in my constituency. The
Group, which has remained at the forefront of the industry, is a
example of what can be achieved in a difficult economic climate. I
know how much hard work has been put in by Peter and all the staff and
it is great to see the rewards of these efforts,” said Cameron.
The Evening Standard featured an interview with Peter and Charlie Bowles- the father and son team behind Original BTC to find out more behind the groups success at rescuing traditional British Crafted brands.
The first design by Charlie Bowles, son of Original BTC founder Peter, the London first made its debut in 2010. The table light’s elegant lines ensured it was ripe for movie star status, with appearances in X Men, Men in Black 3 and Skyfall.
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