The Rugby World Cup 2023

Taking place in France from 8th September to 28th October, the 2023 Rugby World Cup is the ongoing tenth men’s Rugby World Cup. It’s the first to take place entirely in France, and is being held in nine venues across the country. Significantly, this year’s tournament is in the bicentenary year of the sport’s ‘invention’ […]

Are Banners & Flags Good For Business?

Let us set the scene – you’re a business-owner or entrepreneur, and you’re wondering: “How do I market my business effectively and creatively?” Well, at Brook International, we’ve got all the answers. If you’re thinking about what banners or flags could do for you, read on! In marketing, visibility is one of the most important […]

Unfurl the Banners With Brook International

How much do you know about banners? If you’re scratching your head – don’t worry. This month’s newsletter is a mini history lesson, so strap in! But before we take a deep dive into the history of banners, let’s start with the basics. A banner is, simply, a cloth from which a flag is made. […]

The Eden Project Big Lunch

The Eden Project has been bringing The Big Lunch to streets across the UK since 2009. This year, they are encouraging neighbours and communities to come together to share friendship, food and fun in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III on the 6th of May. Since launching The Big Lunch in 2009, The […]

The Official Emblem for the Coronation of King Charles III

The Emblem that will be used for the coronation of King Charles III has been unveiled and is now available for use for all activities associated with the event on the 6th of May. This includes community and national events, publications, retail and merchandising. You can download the Emblem in English and Welsh, free of […]


As February draws to a close, we at Brook international remain excited about the coming months of 2023 and our upcoming projects. As our customers will know, we produce and supply quality fabric, enabling our customers to craft flags for a variety of different occasions. The history behind the flags of different countries, events and […]

Preparing for The Coronation Of His Majesty King Charles III

Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday, the 6th of May, 2023. The coronation will see his Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort. The coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future while being rooted in […]

Merry Christmas

Thank You and Happy Holidays

Dear Customers, Without your enthusiasm and energy, we wouldn’t be where we are now. We have thought long and hard about how to address everything that’s happened at Brook International in the last three years. It’s a lot, and at this festive time of year, we have tried to sum up a 3-year period that […]

The Yorkshire White Rose

The Yorkshire White Rose, also known as ‘the Mystical Rose of Heaven’, is the central feature of the Yorkshire flag. White roses were also worn by soldiers of Yorkshire regiments in remembrance of their comrades who died at the time of the Battle of Minden in 1759.  I spent last weekend with my daughter and […]

What’s My Line?

‘What’s My Line?’  Asked Chris Melia, Managing Director of Brook International. The TV gameshow uses Celebrity panellists to question contestants to determine their occupation, i.e., “line of work.” I was joined in the spotlight by Ian Ward, Sheridan Ward, and Joseph Dean. Instead of celebrity panelists, we had over 90 primary school pupils from Killinghall […]