Author Archives: Brook International

Fabric In The Fastlane – Tapes Up For The New Speedway Season

I’ve followed speedway ever since I can remember thanks to my late wife’s Grandad, commented Chris Melia, Managing Director of Brook International.  He took me to our local track to watch the Ellesmere Port Gunners every week. I now watch speedway with my son and we always get to a couple of the Grand Prix […]

Will we have a hard Brexit?

It’s hard, even for the experts to make accurate predictions. Politics has lost its predictability – it’s no wonder then that we read so much about uncertainty in business and complaints about globalization. It’s family companies like Brook International that emerge as a counterbalance to this backdrop of uncertainty and predicted turmoil. We have clearly […]


Caption: (Left to Right): Chris Drury and Chris Melia BROOK INTERNATIONAL is a UK based, worldwide supplier of an innovative range of textile fabrics to the flag, banner and digital imaging print industry. C B Brook & Co Ltd T/A BROOK INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout and the appointment […]

To Brexit or not to Brexit? That is the question

What happens next is anyone’s guess. With calls for a second referendum or at least a vote on the final deal, it seems many UK citizens are unhappy with where things are headed. Can Theresa May complete the uphill task? Will Brexit actually happen? Uncertainty surrounding the post-Brexit world is currently the main worry of […]

‘Put The Flags Out’ We’re 120 Years Old.

Brook International celebrates 120 years! “Brook International is a family business, and having been established in 1898 has been producing and selling textiles for 120 years. We have seen wars, world cups, recessions and premises moves, but, we still attract discerning customers worldwide who recognise our trademark textiles for Flags and Banners! The first mill, […]

We’re Extending Our Household Textile Range

As the market for digital printing on Home Textiles continues to grow, our customers are looking for products that will allow them to expand their applications to cater for a broader range of clientele. The brief was to develop a fabric that was more like traditional fabrics, but at the same time, could be printed […]


L & M IMAGING SYSTEMS Brook International would like to congratulate Tim Clough and his team at L&M Imaging Systems on the recent announcement that they have been appointed exclusive distributors for the Lüscher – Tschudi range of wide format digital textile printing machines in the UK. L&M based in Hebden Bridge will be supplying […]

LIGHTBOX ACRYLIC – 5 METRE Product Spotlight

Lightbox Acrylic (Pearl) attracts a wider audience. Lightbox Acrylic (Pearl) is fast becoming the printer’s choice for Backlit and Frontlit lightbox applications. The product is lightweight, and, it’s acrylic coating ensures excellent light diffusion and high resolution graphics. Lightbox Acrylic (Pearl) is currently available in widths of 320cm and 160cm. However, due to growing demand […]


With 2016 marking the 118th anniversary of Brook International’s incorporation, we thought it was time for a bit of a freshen up. We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. Visit us at our web address, The site’s homepage features bright colours, and an uncluttered design. Our objective is […]


Product Spotlight For some years now Brook International have supplied a woven flag fabric called Heraldic which is used for more specialised ceremonial flags. One customer, Mrs. Parvin Mannering, has used the Heraldic fabric extensively and is happy to recommend this product. Parvin writes: “Some time ago I discovered Brook International whilst I was searching […]