Ceramic manufacturers UK
2014

Award Winning
Johnnie Walker
Bottles

2013

Midlands
Manufacturer
of the Year Award

(Midlands Business Awards)

2011-2012

Commemorative
Decanters

(Royal Wedding & Diamond Jubilee)

2011

Manufacturing
innovation award

(Made in the Midlands)

2010

New factory opening

Wade Allied Holdings invested £8 million in a new factory in Stoke-On-Trent with the latest robotic manufacturing equipment and pressure casting machines. HRH The Duke of Kent KG commemorated the official opening of this production facility.

2010

Wade Bicentenary

The company celebrated 200 years in business in 2010, giving special limited edition decanters to its employee’s.

2009

Business
innovation award

(Sentinel Business Awards)

2008

Design excellence
award for dignity

(Sentinel Business Awards)

The unique dinnerware designed specifically for use by people suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

2007

Dignity dinnerware
launch

Wade designed and modelled the award winning Dignity dinnerware range based on research carried out by the world renowned Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre.

2002

Wade launch
Gluggle jugs

1999

Management buy out

Beauford Plc's pottery factories were taken over, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Wade Allied Holdings Ltd. Edward Duke became the major shareholder of Wade Allied Holdings and Chairman of Wade Ceramics Ltd, and Paul Farmer became Managing Director of Wade Ceramics Ltd.

1995

Beauford plc
acquire AG Hackney

Manufacturer of Industrial Products.

1994

Launch of
Wade's official
collector's club

Wade introduced an official collectors club where members receive benefits and are able to make online purchases.

1990

Tetley tea folk
promotional
figures

Tetley tea commissioned Wade to design a range of Tetley tea folk collectables to promote and encourage sales. The promotion was very successful with tens of thousands being produced (1990 - 2000).

1989

Wade Potteries
plc acquired
Beauford plc

1980's

Natwest piggybank
promotion

Wade designed, cast and hand decorated a collection of piggy banks for NatWest Bank, turning out to be a highly successful banking promotion with over a million being produced (1980s and 1997).

1980's

Manufacturer
of decanter's

Wade have been heavily involved in the production of high quality ceramic bottles for the spirits industry, working with big name brands such as Chivas, Bells and Famous Grouse, amongst others.

1954

Wade whimsies

The famous Wade Whimsies were first introduced in 1954 as miniature porcelain collectables; the first set consisting of a leaping fawn, horse, spaniel, poodle and squirrel.

1930

Jessie van hallen

Jessie Van Hallen joins Wade; a highly talented designer renowned for her creation of ceramic figurines.

1910

Sir George Wade

Sir George Wade joined the business in 1910 and moved into Manchester Pottery in Burslem, Staffordshire.

1856

The origins of Wade
Heath & Co Ltd

The Wade Heath Factory was heavily involved in the production of decorative tableware, escalating into the making of commemorative items in the early 1990’s.

1810

Company establishment

The origins of Wade Ceramics was founded, initially producing products for the textile and wool spinning industries, as well as manufacturing bottles for the growing beer breweries in Staffordshire.

uk

Bessemer Drive Stoke on Trent,
Staffordshire, ST1 5GR. England.

T 00 44 (0)845 481 0206
F 00 44 (0)845 481 0207
E enquiries@wade.co.uk

us
USA – Wade Ceramics LTD

900 Merchants Concourse,
Suite 211, Westbury, NY 11590

T 516 368 8251
F 516 248 4518
E enquiries@giftwarebywade.com