Burberry said the opening of the new centre is in line with its strategy of continuing long-lasting investment in manufacturing and that the new training facility is designed to nurture talent and protect the traditional, artisanal skills that underpin Yorkshire’s textile industry. “We have created some of our most iconic products in Castleford for over 50 years. We firmly believe in protecting artisanal skills, nurturing talent and investing in British fashion manufacturing through programmes including the Burberry Centre for Manufacturing Excellence” said Lise Edwards-Warrener, VP Internal Manufacturing, Burberry.