James Wild with Richie Finney during his visit to the Lynn-based business.

Men’s grooming products business Captain Fawcett had a visit from North West Norfolk MP James Wild.

Mr Wild visited the company’s headquarters in Friesian Way, King’s Lynn, to hear about the its business experiences. 

As an export champion for the East of England, Captain Fawcett founder Richie Finney, and colleague Nikki Butlin, updated the MP on the impact of global and domestic events for business exports, including the firm’s experience of shipping to territories such as China, Oman and Australia. 

They also discussed various funding opportunities and grants the business has been able to access. 

Mr Finney said: “James Wild is extremely amenable and further has been hugely supportive to a number of Norfolk-based businesses with particular regard to export difficulties posed both by Brexit and the pandemic.”

Mr Wild learned about the company’s history, with Mr Finney telling him about the roots of Captain Fawcett, how the company still makes many products in-house and hosts both private and community events. 

Mr Wild was taken on a tour of the business, beginning with McCavity’s Contract Fillers, the manufacturing arm of Captain Fawcett, followed by the warehouses, offices and packing room. 

The MP’s visit closed with a walk through of Captain Fawcett’s Marvellous Barbershop Museum.