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Roy Lowe


Every industry needs people with that deep, vast pool of experience which comes from absorbing evolving technology and changing customer needs over a working lifetime. Some such doyens retire and die unsung. Others achieve, often without seeking it, a  measure of fame, fortune and the unstinted affection and respect of colleagues, competitors and suppliers.

No-one fitted more readily into this latter category than Roy Lowe. Roy was managing director of Samuel Eden & Sons, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, the well known UK sock manufacturer when he started work- not even as a yarn boy but “general dogsbody” as he described it- 51 years prior to his death.

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  • We are looking for a bright and organised sales liaison to add to our team. Roles mainly include liaising between the customer and the supplier (be it our UK factory, or overseas) from an order being placed through to delivery. The job involves communication by emails, and the use of both customer order systems, and our […]

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  • Roy Lowe and Sons are looking for an experienced sock machine operative to join the family run business in Sutton-in-Ashfield. The successful applicant will be working alongside an efficient, hardworking and enthusiastic team of workers. To apply: Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Carol Booker – By email – carol@roylowe.co.uk – […]

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  • Exciting times lie ahead at the SockMine!! Roy Lowe and Sons Ltd are looking for new trainees to undertake the positions of trainee sock technicians. Hands on training will be given in computer pattern programming to enable you to adapt to our fully electronic machines. Are you young and enthusiastic and willing to try your […]

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  • Our sales director, Martin Lowe, is set to speak at the ASBCI conference on the 19th April. The conference, hosted by the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry, features talks from many influential figures across the textile industry, from manufacture through to retail. UK manufacturing is something that we have always been passionate […]

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  • We are proud to launch our brand new website. We have finally come into the 21st century and joined the world wide web. Check back here to keep up to date with the goings on at Lowes. We aim to use the site to keep a list of our current licenses, as well another form […]

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