AW Hainsworth hires Paul Dudley as Head of Engineering and Sustainability

AW Hainsworth are pleased to share that we have appointed Paul Dudley as our new Head of Engineering and Sustainability. This newly created role will be based at our vertical woollen mill in Pudsey and will focus on shaping our Engineering and Sustainability strategy and fostering a culture of continuous improvement across the business.

Paul joins us with an extensive engineering, environmental, and health & safety management background, having spent the last 28 years predominantly working in the furniture industry. He previously worked for a German textile machine manufacturer in Leeds and has a vast knowledge of textile machinery and processes. Paul has successfully led sustainability projects such as IS0 14064 accreditation and implemented energy-saving initiatives in his previous roles.

Joining AW Hainsworth feels like returning to my roots in textiles. The company’s rich history, manufacturing excellence, dedication to its workforce and environmental impact align perfectly with my passion for sustainability. I’m excited to help embed a sustainable culture in all areas of the business and to be part of a company that heavily invests in the interest of the workforce while putting environmental impact at the heart of everything it does.

Paul Dudley

In this new role, Paul will focus on several key sustainability initiatives to reduce AW Hainsworth’s carbon footprint, increase employee well-being, and enhance overall efficiency. His initial efforts will include benchmarking data to guide our sustainability strategy and exploring energy-saving operations for various systems and processes.

We are thrilled to welcome Paul to our team. His expertise and dedication to sustainability will be invaluable as we continue integrating environmentally responsible practices into our operations and making significant investments towards evolving into a more sustainable business while maintaining our heritage of quality textiles.

Amanda McLaren, Managing Director at AW Hainsworth

At AW Hainsworth, we are best known for producing iconic British woollen cloth and high-performing textiles. Founded in 1783, our rich heritage includes furnishing royal interiors, palaces, and the House of Lords. Hainsworth cloth is also worn by royalty and the military and is chosen by designers, tailors, and garment manufacturers from diverse industries.