A HAWORTH company celebrating its 60th anniversary is putting the finishing touches to a regimental King’s Colour.

The Irish Guards colour – or military flag – will be carried at Trooping the Colour, the king's ceremonial birthday parade, on June 15.

Wyedean Weaving, a fourth-generation family business, was awarded the contract last year to manufacture the British armed forces’ new regimental flags ahead of King Charles III’s coronation.

And the seven-year, £5 million contract will see the firm replace all standards and colours with the monarch’s insignia and Tudor crown.

On Monday, April 8, its latest creations will be on display as Wyedean Weaving welcomes invited guests – including the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson – to an event at the company's Grade II listed Bridgehouse Mill base.

The diamond anniversary celebration will include a special recognition presentation to Norma Wright, 99, the firm's chair.

Her son, managing director Robin Wright, says: "Sixty years ago my parents set up shop in Haworth with a fledgling business. Since then, Wyedean has employed more than 1,000 people, with many local family members working here over two and three generations.

"Now we are Haworth’s oldest employer and one of its largest, and we wanted to host a celebratory event to say 'thank you' to our team and our customers and to showcase a recent £300,000 refurbishment – alongside the ceremonial regalia for His Majesty’s forces and his horses that we create every single day.

"We are also offering guests a unique opportunity to see our team’s hand embroidery work on the regimental colours and standards ahead of the king’s birthday parade."

When Wyedean was founded, the business was run by David Wright – Norma's husband – and his father Frank.

The present day sees Robin's wife Debra serve as sales director, and daughters Rosie as business development director and Susannah as systems director.

Robin adds: "Our diamond jubilee is a very proud moment for all of our family, our team and our village, whose rich heritage is a fitting backdrop to the historic and groundbreaking manufacturing that happens behind our mill’s walls every day of the week.

"We couldn’t be more proud of the road we have travelled and of the exciting future ahead as we continue to bring our Yorkshire expertise to the creation of royal and military regalia which forms part of our nation’s most ancient ceremonies and traditions."