John England Golden Innovator Award

JohnEngland Recognised as Gold Level Innovator

We here at John England are ecstatic to announce that we have become a Gold Level Innovator through Innovate NI as a part of their Innovation Accreditation Programme. We are beyond delighted that we have been recognised for demonstrating our ideas and how we use our own innovation to create a vast selection of fabrics for our customers.

Our Chairman, David Neilly, commented:

“Sometimes business innovation comes out of disruption to what has been normal. The innovation does not always have to be the development of something new. It can be an improvement to something you are already doing.”

The Neilly Group’s Managing Director, Judith Neilly, also added:

‘So many people don’t realise the intricacy of fabric design, and how it leads our innovation to create our woven-in-house fabrics and products. Our design team love collaborating with other designers, and it’s amazing to be recognised and awarded as a Gold Level Innovator by Innovate NI.’

About John England

For over 55 years the brand has supplied linen and linen blend fabrics. These go to fashion, apparel, and home interiors clients worldwide. The strength of the company is the ability to offer from stock, quality on-trend fabrics. All at competitive prices and reasonable minimum order levels; and with a personal service.

John England is not just a wholesaler. As well as being designers there is also an in-house weaving factory, with both Jacquard and plain looms up to 3 metres wide. Also, a laundry for wash finishing fabrics.

John England can offer completely unique fabrics, and special commissions to fashion designers. With trial quantities of only 12 metres, and we have short lead times.

For those who want to know more about John England, the company is a member of the Neilly Group of companies.

About Innovate NI

Innovate NI is a Department for the Economy initiative, delivered by Invest Northern Ireland, in partnership with local councils and further education colleges. Our goal is to increase the number of Northern Ireland businesses engaged in innovation.

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