British Wool rescues Kent cooperative

Administrators for farming retailer Kent Wool Growers have sold the company’s wool-handling operations.

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The British Wool Marketing Board has bought the business from the farmer-owned co-operative, known as KWG, which went into administration after nearly a century of trading earlier this month.

The sale secures seven jobs in the wool grading division, which will continue to operate from its Ashford headquarters in the short term.

The administrators are still looking to sell the other parts of the business.


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