Bute Fabrics appoints new MD

Bute Fabrics' new and departing managing directors, John Glen and James Sprint.
Bute Fabrics' new and departing managing directors, John Glen and James Sprint.

John Glen has succeeded James Sprint as managing director of local firm Bute Fabrics.

Educated at Heriot-Watt University, Mr Glen, who took up his new post on November 9, previously worked for luxury cashmere firm Alex Begg & Company of Ayr and for lace weavers Morton Young and Borland of Irvine.

“Textiles are in my blood,” Mr Glen said, “and the opportunity to take on and further the great work James and his team have done at Bute Fabrics was one I couldn’t miss.”

Mr Sprint, who joined Bute Fabrics in 2010, is leaving to take up a new post with Wilton Carpets of Dorset.