Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,364 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Cyril Ernest Harrison

From Graces Guide

Sir Cyril Ernest Harrison (14 December 1901, Sileby, Leicestershire – 15 March 1980, Wilmslow, Cheshire) was a cotton industrialist. He was President of the Federation of British Industry and Confederation of British Industry during the 1950s and 1960s following his work as Managing Director at English Calico.

1928 Formed C. E. Harrison and Co, a fabric merchanting business

1939 Appointed manager of the yarn sales division of the English Sewing Cotton Co, Britain's second largest producer of cotton thread. He became managing director in 1948.

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