Toye & Co is a strong advocate of Midlands manufacturing, its metal work manufacturing operation being based in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, while its textile production takes place in Bedworth, a place of great importance to Britain’s weaving industry.
“Our business is founded on the talents of our expert craftsmen and women,” explained Toye & Co. Chief Executive, Fiona Toye. “It is essential we foster these skills in the Midlands if companies like ours are to be able to tap into the skills base we need. This means we have to encourage manufacturing in the region.”
Toye & Co craftsmen and women have created exceptional identity products for governments, business, fraternal and friendly societies, clubs and associations since the 17th century. The firm has grown and diversified, but remains family run and the original values are unchanged – superb craft skills, quality and service. Exploiting the latest technology, Toye & Co.’s creative designers inspire its craftsmen and women, who are experts in weaving, gold and silversmithing, enamelling and embroidery.
The company holds a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen as supplier of Gold and Silver Laces, Insignia and Embroidery, and was commissioned to manufacture the medal presented to serving personnel in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
“We manufacture ribbon for those in the armed services, those who have received Honours, and Masons, amongst others,” said John Jenkin, Master Weaver at Toye & Co. “These people wear their regalia with pride and so we take care to manufacture the ribbon to the very highest quality.”
Toye & Co. comprises three distinct brands – Toye & Co, Toye 1685, and Toye Kenning & Spencer – each of which embodies its core values of superb craft skills, quality and service.
Founded in 1685, Toye & Co has a long standing reputation as a high quality provider of civic, military and identity products to governments, prestigious corporate and private clients, City businesses, film productions, interior designers, clubs and associations around the world.
Serving both the retail and wholesale markets, Toye 1685 is a luxury brand of beautifully designed and crafted fashion accessories behind some of the biggest names in the industry.
Incorporating some of the most respected names in the manufacture of regalia for fraternal communities in the UK and around the world, Toye Kenning & Spencer provides high quality, hand crafted regalia.