And very in the news at the moment:
From April 26th 2006:
The green welly brigade can breathe easy again. Hunter Rubber, the supplier of Wellington boots to the Queen, the supermodel Kate Moss, singer Madonna and much of the home counties, has been rescued from bankruptcy by a consortium of British investors.
The company has been bought by a group led by the Tory party treasurer Jonathan Marland. Other shareholders include Peter Mullen, founder of the shirtmaker Thomas Pink, and Pentland Group, which owns the outdoor brands Berghaus and Brasher Boot.