2009 has been a year of mixed blessings. During the summer one of our main competitors ceased trading and so we bought the assets of the business. This has given our factory a new lease of life with additional woodworking lathes, racking for storage, machinery and packaging. We also had to put our workers onto short time due to the downturn in world trade, but as we are seeing a resurgence of interest in top quality, British made products we are pleased to say that we hope to return to full time working in the new year.
Looking forward to 2010 we will be launching a range of garden tools for the National Trust. A selective range of “old feel” tools like the ones that your father or grandfather kept in his shed. It is a real honour that the National Trust, who are known to look after the treasures and heritage of England should choose to work with the Bulldog factory.
2010 is also a special anniversary, we shall be 230 years old! To celebrate this marvellous milestone we’ll be unveiling a special memento in early January. It’s currently ‘Top Secret’ but we’ll be sure to tell you all about it when the time comes!