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Royal Crown Derby takeover welcomed by workers

Workers at Royal Crown Derby have welcomed a takeover by another Midlands-based firm.

Stoke-on-Trent company Steelite International has bought the firm, which dates back to 1750, for an undisclosed sum.

Under the deal, production by the 200-strong workforce will remain in Derby, with plans to diversify to new markets.

  • 19 Dec 2012