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The Natural Fibre Company has been shortlisted in the Made in the UK category of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the south west region.

The Launceston-based woollen mill is the only mill in the country to spin both woollen and worsted yarns under the same roof.

Operations director Colin Spencer Halsey said: We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award and to be joining a supportive community of entrepreneurs.

“Becoming a finalist recognises the hard work and dedication of our highly skilled team and our role in keeping a traditional manufacturing industry alive, with an innovative approach and focussed business strategy.”

The Natural Fibre Company has maintained a reputation as a leading fibre specialist providing support to local farmers and yarn producers. The company adds value to fleece by blending high quality regional and rare wool with natural fibres such as silk and linen.

Sister company, Blacker Yarns, produces a range of contemporary, high-quality, breed-specific yarns in a large variety of colour palettes, made exclusively from British sheep.

For a full list of finalists, click here.