It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Steven Duke to the Pashley factory a couple of weeks ago, to feature in the latest @thefactorynextdoor podcast, celebrating those crafting British-made perfection.
Our Chairman Adrian Williams talks ding-dong bells, a Princess for a Princess, and why we have never bowed to the pressure to shift to cheaper overseas manufacture.
“So many people have said to me in the past, ‘look Adrian, import it like other people do’, but then you lose the soul of the business.”
We highly recommend you take a moment to have a listen:
Synopsis: “Ever wondered what it takes to make a bike that's loved by princesses, Mary Poppins, and Paddington Bear? We did, so we headed through the factory doors of one of Britain’s last remaining manufacturers of bicycles to find out.
In this episode of The Factory Next Door we are in Stratford-Upon-Avon to chat with Adrian Williams, chairman of Pashley Bicycles. We discuss the beauty of brazing, sacrificing economics for social gains, and the power of love. Also in the show, we go on a cycling tour of London to appreciate the usefulness of a Pashley wicker basket and the joys of Victorian tweed.”