Banbury MP - Victoria Prentis - visits local wig making supplies company to help mark its centenary celebrations

Victoria Prentis, Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire, visited Banbury Postiche, the UK’s oldest wig making supplies company, to mark its centenary celebrations.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 10:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 10:24 am
Victoria Prentis, MP for North Oxfordshire, visited Banbury Postiche, the UK’s oldest wig making supplies company, to mark its centenary celebrations. She's pictured with the company's owner, Nick Allen (Submitted photo from Banbury Postiche)
Victoria Prentis, MP for North Oxfordshire, visited Banbury Postiche, the UK’s oldest wig making supplies company, to mark its centenary celebrations. She's pictured with the company's owner, Nick Allen (Submitted photo from Banbury Postiche)

The Conservative MP enjoyed a guided tour of Banbury Postiche’s purpose-built facilities in Wroxton, which houses the company’s market-leading training courses, designed to deliver comprehensive education supported by quality products and services.

Mrs Prentis praised the business, which was founded by Mr F Mulley in 1921 and now employs 25 people, said: “We are really proud to have the UK’s oldest wig making supplies company here in Banbury, and I was delighted to join in Banbury Postiche’s centenary celebration.

“It was brilliant to see how they make wigs of all shapes and sizes, using both real and artificial hair. I saw how the hair is cleaned and drawn, how the wig foundation is made and how the hair is knotted to it, the level of craftmanship was incredible.”

The visit by Mrs Prentis marks the start of the company’s 100-year celebrations.

Nick Allen, owner of Banbury Postiche, said: “We are delighted that Victoria was able to visit us and to show her support for our business in its centenary year.

“With our roots remaining firmly in the area, and a commitment to best practice, we’re confident that the foundations for the next 100 years are in place.”

The company offers a range of services, from providing wigs for NHS and private patients, direct to salons or colleges, theatres, educational providers, trade, cosmetic research and even to supplying materials for films such as Harry Potter and Star Wars.

Further plans are being arranged this year to continue the celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary, with exclusive promotions, charity fundraising and a staff party already organised.