Location and period of operation:
Richard Dudson (Broad Street works) 1800
Thomas Dudson ran the new Hope Street works from 1809-1838
James Dudson 1838-1888
J.T. (James Thomas) Dudson 1888-1889
Dudson Bros 1898 -
Today Dudson continue to produce Hotel and catering tableware and you will find the Dudson mark on the bottom of plates in many top restaurants world-wide.
Dudson Armolite Ltd, Albert Potteries, Hobson Street. Burslem. Tel: +44 (0) 1782 577775
Dudson Bros Ltd, 200 Scotia Road, Tunstall. Tel: +44 (0) 1782 819337
Dudson Duraline Ltd, Scotia Road, Tunstall. Tel: +44 (0) 1782 577688
Currently (2000) the Group Managing Director is Mr Ian Dudson (the 8th Generation of the Dudson family in the pottery industry)
Extract from the Dudson Web Site: www.dudson.co.uk
"Established by Richard Dudson in 1800, the company has dedicated itself to perfecting the finest quality tableware and specifically concentrating on the catering industry for over 100 years, leaving the production of domestic tableware to others.
The winner of the 1998 Queen's Award for Export Achievement, The Dudson Group is now one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of hotel tableware. Our export achievements make us a formidable force world-wide, exporting over 60% of our total output to nearly 60 countries, a record which we have maintained for each of the last 40 years.
Together with our sister company, The Dudson Group (USA) Inc, we have trading divisions in Australia, Spain, and S.E. Asia and our global network of agents and distributors maintain personal contacts with the customers. This is backed up with after sales services, advice to customers, a laboratory for technical information, shipping expertise, and extensive stockholding for efficient delivery and continuous supply."
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