With over 130 years’ experience in the pattern book industry, we have established ourselves as sampling solution specialists. Pike Textiles is a family-run business, we have seen great change over the years but still pride ourselves on our close relationship with our staff and clients. We understand the importance of sampling books in your business. Whilst our unrivalled experience is the foundation of our lasting reputation for quality and reliability, working in partnership with our clients has also been key to our success.

With this considerable experience and an ongoing commitment to UK manufacture, we are a partner that be can be trusted to deliver the highest quality product, regardless of its specification or deadline. We not only take pride in the quality of our handcrafted products, but the process used to produce them. Our expert knowledge of the market place, as well as what our clients and their customers want means we provide the perfect blend of style, quality and durability.

Operating to lean manufacturing principles and committed to continuous improvement, we are working hard to minimise the impact of external change on the cost of sampling to your business. Talk to us about ways that we can work together to streamline our partnership from beginning to end, reducing costs, eliminating waste and minimising timelines.

Pike Textiles was founded in 1891 by James Pike, great grandfather to Hannah and Andrew Pike. Today the company employs more than 100 people and has been based in Wisbech since 1973.

Pike Leadership Team

 

Hannah Pike – Managing Director

Hannah is a proud member of the Pike family, coming from a long history of Pike’s who have taken over the reins of running the company. In 2018, she began her journey at Pike and has since played a crucial role in leading the business as the Managing Director, paving the path for future success. Hannah possesses extensive experience in management roles, in both the Education and Public sectors as well as being a qualified accountant. She has a steadfast work ethic, consistently dedicating herself wholeheartedly to the business.

Laura Claxton – People and Customer Experience Director

Laura began her journey at Pike Textiles in 2019 as a HR Manager. She quickly progressed within the business to become Head of Human Resources and then later advanced to her current role as People and Customer Experience Director in 2023. Laura is a key member of the company’s Senior Leadership Team and comes with a wealth of experience in both Human Resources and Sales. Laura is a bubbly, outgoing and an empathetic individual who constantly provides support and reassurance to her team.

Simon Edwards – Finance Director

Simon has been with Pike since 2003 starting out as the Company Accountant and progressing to the role of Finance Director in 2004. Simon has accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge in the sector, allowing him to offer valuable insights into the Interiors Sampling industry. Simon forms an essential part of the Senior Leadership Team. Simon is a calm, easy going individual who offers help and his expertise where he can throughout the business.

Chris Russell – Head of Facilities and Engineering

Chris joined the company in 2013, starting out as an engineering apprentice. He quickly grew within the business, taking over the reins of the maintenance department a few years after starting and progressing to a manager role. He is now Head of Facilities and Engineering, overseeing maintenance, facilities, CI, H&S and Environmental areas. Chris has a passion for engineering and can often be seen getting his hands dirty maintaining our equipment alongside his team.

Jessica Mckee – Head of Customer Excellence

Jess began her career at Pike Textiles as a Trainee Customer Account Manager in 2015. During her time with the company, she involved herself in as many different departments as possible to grow her understanding of the niche business. This allowed her to grow into her current role of Head of Customer Excellence where she steers the Customer Excellence team in delivering an innovative, proactive and solution focussed approach to the customer experience.

Advisory Board Members

Tony Prouse – Chairman

Tony is passionate about helping manufacturing businesses to grow, particularly in the UK. Having grown several manufacturing businesses, including his own company, and then helping other manufacturing businesses to grow, he now enjoys supporting the team at Pike Textiles. Tony joined the Pike Board in 2010 and was then appointed as Chairman in 2022. In addition to his role at Pike, Tony runs a software company called QuickWorks, which is an uncomplicated, low-cost manufacturing control system designed for small manufacturers.

Andrew Pike – Non-Executive Director

Andrew is the fourth generation of the Pike Family to lead Pike Textiles. He has travelled the world visiting pattern book manufacturers and sharing knowledge and experience with them. He truly has the pattern book industry in his blood and is a fine Ambassador for both the industry and for Pike Textiles.