Author Archives: Brook International

Brook International joins FESPA UK Family following Munich Expo​

Chris Drury and Chris Melia, joint Managing Directors of Brook International, met with the FESPA (Federation of European Screen Printers Associations) UK team at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich, to discuss their vision for the future of Brook International. Although Brook International has a well-established presence in the textile market, Chris Melia […]

Fabric flies as cycling celebrates fifth Tour de Yorkshire

When it comes to May in Yorkshire, we know it is time for some of the world’s best cyclists to ride around the region. For the last five years, our home county has held the Tour de Yorkshire race following the successful visit of the Tour de France back in 2014. Almost every year since […]

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 […]

MANAGEMENT BUYOUT (MBO) ANNOUNCEMENT

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 […]

BROOK INTERNATIONAL & L & M IMAGING SYSTEMS

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 […]