Family Business AW Hainsworth Appoint New Managing Director

A W Hainsworth & Sons Ltd, a family business that has been creating its iconic woollen cloth in Yorkshire since 1783, are pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda McLaren to the post of Managing Director.

Following the formation of the Family Council and the appointment of Andrew Wright as Non-Executive Chairman in 2018, Amanda is a welcome addition and will support the Executive Director Team with the safe running of this family business.
The last year was equally challenging for A W Hainsworth as for many other businesses due to COVID-19.  Despite this, A W Hainsworth have continued to manufacture throughout to support their customers, suppliers, and the local community. This highly respected business has a good platform to grow in greater strength in the coming years.

Amanda is a highly experienced Executive Board Director with a record for results working with both SME’s and global manufacturing organisations and with her previous experience gained from working at the Halifax based company, James Heal, Amanda will lead the team with a passion for the industry and a wealth of manufacturing knowledge and commerciality.

‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining the prestigious AW Hainsworth, in the capacity of Managing Director, working within a very experienced and driven Executive Director Team, I am excited to be able to take the reins and help the Team to fully explore and achieve its strategic growth objectives.  With sustainability at the heart of the Company’s core objectives and my natural passion for the Textile Sector, I am confident the Business can build on its current platform and provide an exciting and strong future, for the Family, Stakeholders’ and Employees alike’.  Amanda McLaren.

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