AN Oxenhope businesswoman who founded a thriving design company is addressing a prestigious event.

Charlotte Meek will be among the speakers at Meet the Manufacturer, in London.

The two-day event, next Wednesday and Thursday (May 24/25), champions British manufacturing.

Organised by Make it British, it brings together manufacturers, buyers, designers and retailers.

Charlotte, who launched The Stitch Company two years ago, said she was delighted to be a guest speaker.

Her talk will outline how she has interweaved British heritage and fabrics with modern e-commerce.

She began her business in 2015 from a home studio, but moved to larger accommodation at Salts Mill last year

Her wares are made from material collected over time at Yorkshire mill buildings, together with luxury fabrics from ateliers.

Growing online sales have seen The Stitch Society go from strength to strength over the past year.