Corgi is run jointly by brother and sister team Chris Jones and Lisa Wood.
After studying for a degree in Textile & Knitwear Technology with Management at De Montfort University in Leicester, Chris spent seven years working at Heathcoat Fabrics in Devon, eventually moving into departmental management.
In 1997, Chris returned to his home town to assist his father Huw, then Managing Director at Corgi, with running the company, where he assumed the role of Production Director.
In 2008, Chris took over as Joint MD of Corgi with his sister Lisa Wood. Chris is responsible for overseeing the company's financial and business administration. Lisa and Chris also manage the sales between them, regularly traveling abroad to engage with Corgi’s ever-expanding network of agents and customers.
After studying for a degree in Textile & Knitwear Technology with Design at De Montfort University in Leicester, Lisa spent ten years working as a buyer for George Davies at Asda, eventually becoming Senior Buyer in the boyswear department. However, when the position of designer became available at Corgi in 1998, she couldn’t resist a move back to the homeland to work under her father Huw Jones.
In her role as Design Director, Lisa heads up Corgi’s design, team working with them to come up with the designs for each pair of socks and piece of knitwear that Corgi produces. Lisa is also responsible for managing Corgi’s collaborations with some of the world’s best known designer labels – Ralph Lauren, Thom Browne and Givenchy to name a few.
The company currently employs around 50 staff, many of whom work on the factory floor. Throughout its history Corgi has endeavoured to employ people from the local community whenever possible and so generations of the same families - siblings, aunts and nephews, mothers and daughters - often work side by side, sharing manufacturing techniques and processes that have been handed down through the ages.