Rosie Cooper MP has nominated two companies:
"Founded in 1959 and based in Skelmersdale Hotter Shoes continue to epitomise high quality British manufacturing, drawing its workforce from the local community and surrounding area. Even after 50 years in footwear manufacture through investment and innovation they continue to improve the range of footwear for women and men that puts them at the forefront of their market. Today Hotter Shoes manufactures 1 in every 3 pairs of shoes in the UK from its Skelmersdale factory."
More information about Hotter Shoes can be found at www.hottershoes.com.
WETSUITS by Northern Diver
"With 40 years experience Northern Diver operate from Appley Bridge in West Lancashire. With British design and manufacture at the heart of their operation they produce wetsuits, drysuits and associated equipment. Over its lifetime the company has developed a range of products to meet the challenges of a varied clientele whether it is recreational or commercial diving, the military, fire and rescue or search and rescue services. Building on their strength in the British market the company now has its sights set on expanding into European markets."
More information about Northern Diver can be found at www.ndiver.com.