Emma Bridgewater is a household name recognised for her popular kitchen pottery.
Based in Stoke on Trent the company employs over 350 workers in a dedicated factory and warehouse. Having resisted outsourcing to low wage countries Emma is deeply committed to raising the real commercial value of work carried out in Britain.
Emma was educated at Oxford High School and at London University where she read English Literature. She has honorary doctorates from Keele and Staffordshire University and in 2015 received a CBE for services to British Industry. Emma was chairman of the English Heritage Foundation and is President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).