Aykroyd & Sons makes character children’s nightwear for European high-street retailers such as Tesco, BHS and M&S. The company has production and printing facilities in China and Turkey where clothing is decorated with licensed images from Star Wars, Angry Birds, Spiderman, Thomas the Tank Engine and Disney film characters. Under twins David and Nigel Aykroyd, 63, great-grandsons of the founder, international sales reached £6.1m in 2013.
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