Thousands of pounds of investment has been secured by a company founded by a Bridgnorth student to produce its own clothing range within the UK.
Sheeepwear Limited, set up by Tyler Hindley, 20, when he was a 16-year-old student at Bridgnorth Endowed School, also hopes to create several jobs in the town in the next two years.
The company, which moved from Telford to Bridge Street in Bridgnorth this month, specialises in personalised embroidery and workwear.
It has also opened the largest haberdashery – a shop which makes small items for sewing – in South Shropshire, selling a range of equestrian and country wear for adults and children.
MP Philip Dunne has backed the company and plans to promote it as part of a small business’s ‘Made in Britain’ campaign.
Sheeepwear is now run by Tyler’s sister, Toni, 23, who also attended the Endowed School, while her brother studies at university.
Mother Naomi Hindley, from Highley designed the new clothing range with Toni, she said: “The company’s core value of buying British remains unchanged. It is perhaps more relevant today than it has ever been.
“The company’s latest venture underlines our commitment to the theme. Toni and I have designed a range of exclusive children’s tweed garments. The garments are being made by one of the few remaining English clothing manufacturers.”