Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Martin Parr: Teddy Gray's Sweet Factory
Thinking about sustainable business practices.
This factory has been operating for nearly two hundred years, by four generations of one family, it is still healthy and thriving even if relatively 'small'. So far it has sustained the family but also a community of people who have worked there for most of their working lives. They use no 'social media', not even computers, very basic machinery, and at the helm of it all is an eighty year old woman who does 'all the calculations in her head'. I believe there is much to be learned from this 'sweet' business.
If you have some time to watch I think you will enjoy it.