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Wilson retires as Ulster Carpets chairman after 58 years

Edward Wilson, Ulster Carpets chairman has retired after 58 years at the carpet manufacturer.

‘One of my greatest pleasures in life has been going into the factory and talking to our staff. As I have been reminded so many times, one of the biggest selling points of Ulster Carpets is our wonderful workforce – people who are passionate about what they do,’ says Wilson, pictured second from right, with his family following a retirement presentation by staff at Ulster Carpets.

‘When my father started Ulster Carpets in 1938, I’m sure he never thought that the company would still be here over 80 years later, employing people not just in Northern Ireland but across the world. For that success, I must pay tribute to our wonderful staff and that is something I take great pride in.’

Despite this retirement, the Wilson family will remain at the helm of the company, with Edward’s nephews, Nick Coburn and John Wilson, as group md and chairman respectively.