The Soho Manufactory
Matthew Boulton was principally a manufacturer of small metal goods. In 1761 he decided to put his entire business under one roof.
When Boulton's Soho Manufactory opened in 1762, it was very different to the network of independent merchants and producers around at the time. By 1765 Soho employed 400 workers and was quickly becoming one of the industrial wonders of the world.