Huddersfield, UK-based textile companies Airotech Holdings Limited and John Gladstone Limited have been bought from the Uniworth Group of India in a management buyout.

Negotiations led by Andrew Ball as chairman concluded that no redundancies are necessary for the companies' staff.

The buyout consortium includes sales director Marc Cotran, domestic sales director Tony Shepherd, and logistics director, Richard Middleton.

Airotech specialises in branded fabrics and garments, with principle markets in the UK, the Middle East and the Far East.

Gladstone is a specialist dyer and finisher of woven fabrics, serving the UK.