Mitre Linen, which was recently acquired by Nisbets, and is a linen supplier to leading luxury and boutique hotels, celebrated its 70th anniversary with a visit from The Secretary of State for Wales last week.

Alun Cairns MP toured Mitre’s headquarters in Merthyr Tydfil and met some of the 95 people employed by the company including new MD Jim Mangan.

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Mitre has been working within the hospitality industry since 1946 providing linen, towelling and soft furnishings. As well as hotels, the company’s customers include universities, hospitals and laundries.

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It has supplied London five-star hotels including The Ritz, The Grosvenor House Hotel and The Wellesley. It also has customers overseas in Portugal, France, America, China, Hong Kong and the UAE.

The company unveiled its biggest ever catalogue earlier this year and is currently working on a 2017 catalogue that will feature new soft furnishings and, for the first time, an accessories range for hotels.

The company gained the honour of the Royal Warrant in 1955 and it has been providing the Royal Household and the Royal Estate ever since.

Welsh Secretary Cairns, said: “Congratulations to Mitre Linen on their 70th anniversary. This is a real South Wales success story built by local people.

“Mitre have established their name by supplying some of the world’s top hotels among its many clients, and I am sure it will continue to be a five-star company for years to come.

“I look forward to seeing them going from strength to strength.”

Mitre Linen MD Jim Mangan, said: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Cairns to help celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary.

“This is an exciting time for Mitre. I am proud of my team, who deliver excellent customer service to our loyal customers, and of our expanding range of high quality products, which are exported to multiple countries as well as throughout the UK.”

The company recently launched Mitre for Students to help kit students out for university and is expanding its work in the growing serviced apartment sector as a record number of tourists visit the UK.