The Different Industries and Companies

Friars Mill is believed to be one of Leicester's oldest factories. It was damaged by a fire in 2012 but the City Council bought it and has revealed plans to create 2,300sqm of new, managed workspaces in the building

Friars Mill is believed to be one of Leicester's oldest factories. It was damaged by a fire in 2012 but the City Council bought it and has revealed plans to create 2,300sqm of new, managed workspaces in the building

Leicester has been home to a variety of different industries and a wide array of companies in the past and even today. As we have already discussed; Leicester’s main employers during the 19th and early 20th centuries were the hosiery, footwear and the engineering industries. Today thousands of people are still employed in the clothing industry while the food industry is also an important employer to the people of Leicester.

Here you can explore some of the main companies that could be found in Leicester, grouped by the industry they were part of.

Industry pages:

Hosiery

Footwear

Engineering

Typewriters, Lenses, Webbing

Food

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Representations of Industry