With over 125 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 of current Sales Director Andrew Pike, and his brother William. Today the company employs more than 120 people and has been based in Wisbech since 1973.
Jon Allen, Managing Director
Jon has dedicated his working life to swimming against the tide of the decline in UK manufacturing!
He has built two factories and been a managing director since 1994, joining Pike Textiles in 2005. His current project is to future-proof Pike Textiles and enable the Pike family legacy to continue.
Occasionally Jon can be found ‘relaxing’ up a mountain, on a bike or in the sea!
Andrew Pike, Sales 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.
A keen sailor and family man, Andrew spends his spare time enjoying good food in the company of friends and family.
Simon Edwards, Financial Director
Simon is a local man having trained with a regional firm of Accountants in Wisbech before moving to a Peterborough based firm. It was there that he first experienced the world of Pattern Books with Pike Textiles being one of their audit clients!
After a brief spell as Financial Controller of a small medical wholesaler he joined Pike Textiles in 2003 as Company Accountant and in July 2004 Simon was appointed to the Board. Simon is married to Cathy and they have 2 young sons, Ben and Ollie.
Caroline Adams, Sales and Marketing Manager
Caroline has worked with brands and retailers for over 20 years, firstly in litho printed packaging and POS and then moving on to plastic gift voucher cards.
Often found behind a sewing machine, and being a qualified soft furnisher, Caroline enjoys combining her skills in brand development with her love of interiors textiles.
Stephen Mather, Operational Excellence Coach
Stephen started out in the screen printing industry over 30 years ago and has since gained experience in IT, manufacturing, the service sector, and education. He has spent the last 7 years as a professional business improvement coach and trainer, joining Pike Textiles in May 2016. He works with the rest of the team to deliver excellence to our customers by creating a culture of continuous improvement.
In his spare time he enjoys continually improving himself through ongoing learning and is a proud husband and father.