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In this episode CEO Jo Dawson of H. Dawson shares his vision for his own family business as well as the wool industry. Jo talks about the potential wool has in the health and wellbeing sector and how he restructured his own business to seize this opportunity.
About Jo Dawson from H. Dawson
Jo Dawson truly has Wool in his DNA and is the 4th generation of the Dawson family to lead H Dawson since it’s creation in 1888 by his great grandfather.
Jo has recently bought the company with this father from other family shareholders as part of a life long mission to re-vitalise the world of wool.
A passion for wool is at the core of everything Jo does and is one of the reasons why he is now an active Steering Group member of the ‘Campaign for Wool’ which is being lead by HRH the Prince of Wales. Jo believes that wool is the natural answer to many textile problems, not only due it being the ultimate renewable raw material, but also due to it’s inherent flame retardant, health-giving and acoustic properties.
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The Wool Room
About the H. Dawson business
Jo Dawson’s background and how he joined the H. Dawson business
The different income streams of the H. Dawson business
How to implement change within a business
About the importance of communicating
The importance for the wool industry to unite in industry organisations
About the Campaign for Wool event at Dumfries House
The wool industry has many great stories to tell about its eco credentials and high animal welfare standards
Farmers see themselves as custodians of the land
The impact of Brexit on the H. Dawson business
About the importance of wool in the human health and wellbeing industry
A strong focus on innovation, communication and provenance is essential
Importance of engaging and collaborating with industry organisations
Connect with Jo and the H. Dawson businesses