© John Angerson
United Parcel Service (UPS) depot. Once known as the home of the pottery industry in England, Stoke-on-Trent is commonly referred to as ‘The Potteries’. Recent economic pressures have forced well-known brands such as Spode and Wedgwood to move production to Eastern Europe or to close down altogether. Whilst local manufacturing declines, companies responsible for importing and distributing goods from overseas have thrived.