Pera launch new textiles website

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Melton-based Pera Training, a leading on and offline training company, has joined forces with other education providers in Leicestershire to launch a new website aimed at reinvigorating the textiles industry.

The company has helped create ‘Leicestershire Textiles Hub’ which will support regional textile manufacturers, promote the sector to new entrants, while highlighting manufacturing capabilities to retailers across the UK.

The website, which is funded by the European Social Fund, will offer extensive information on the latest manufacturing technologies and an opportunity for businesses to network with one another at events.

Richard Grice, chief executive at Pera Training, said: “Leicestershire has a proud history in the textiles industry. The sector is still substantial locally, with over 400 companies responsible for 20 per cent of the UK’s clothing manufacturing.

“The hub will encourage more people to join and help businesses to grow.”

For more details visit the website www.leicestershiretextileshub.co.uk