WADE CERAMICS EST. 1810 - DECORATED WITH HISTORY

History

Originally founded in 1810 as a producer of ceramic items for industry, Wade has evolved over the years to become one of Britain’s most cherished manufacturers. Just like our designs, our history is illustrious. With the influence of many leading names in the ceramics industry, we’ve been fortunate enough to deliver beautiful commemorative pieces for many iconic moments in 20th century history. The following video outlines some of our achievements.

1810
Company Established

We can trace the history of Wade to the traditional home of english ceramics, Stoke on Trent,England.

1810
Product Origins

Wade initially produced products for the textile and wool spinning industries, as well as manufacturing bottles for the growing beer breweries in Staffordshire.

1910
Sir George Wade

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

1930
Jessie Van Hallen

Jessie Van Hallen joins Wade; a highly talented designer renowned for her creation of ceramic figurines based on celebrities and film stars.

1935
The Silver Jubilee

Wade Heath became involved in commemorative items making mugs and plates for the Silver Jubilee of King George V

1954
Wade Whimsies

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

1966
Red Rose Tea

As the World Cup kicked off in England, we also did our bit for international trade with the start of our 50 year relationship with Red Rose Tea in Canada.

1999
Management Buy Out

Beauford Plc's pottery factories were bought out by Wade. Edward Duke became Chairman of Wade Ceramics and Paul Farmer became Managing Director.

2008-2014
Award Winning

We were proud to collect the big one at the Midlands Business Awards in respect of our outstanding leadership, improved profitability and long-term business success.

2010
New Factory Opening

We invested £8m in a new factory with the latest robotic manufacturing equipment and pressure casting machines. HRH The Duke of Kent commemorated the official opening.

2017
Rebranded

We worked with renowned marketing agency, Armstrong to craft a new brand identity encapsulating our heritage,quality and market leading innovations.

Some of the brands we work with
Nelsons Gin logo
Thorntons logo
Tetley logo
Tullamore Drew logo
Natwest logo
Harrods logo
Glenfiddich logo
Famous Grouse logo
Coronation Street logo
Colmans logo
Cadbury logo
Bells logo
Porto Ramana logo
Lakeland logo