Pittards at a Glance

At a glance:

  • FTSE AIM All-Share listed (PTD), established in Yeovil in 1826
  • Heritage in the development and manufacture of performance leathers that are used by major brands around the world
  • Tanneries in the UK and Ethiopia as well as finished product factories in both countries
  • Employs 188 people in the UK and 912 in Ethiopia.
  • Our brand partners include FootJoy, Nike, Berghaus, Franklin, Dr Martens, Morgan, Vivo Barefoot and Sennheiser
  • Chairman Stephen Yapp, CEO Reg Hankey.

United Kingdom

Yeovil

HQ and tannery manufacturing high performance leather for gloves, footwear and interiors.

Fine leathergoods manufacturing for third parties and owned Daines & Hathaway label.

Footwear sampling & development

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Four factories with manufacturing capability for gloves, apparel and footwear.

Edjersa

Tannery making leather for footwear and gloves.

Strategy

The Company’s medium term strategy is to reinforce Pittards as a performance leather expert, maximise the market opportunity and leverage our products and brand while delivering long term rewards to our shareholders.

The foundations of our business remain the footwear and performance glove markets where leveraging our strong existing customer relationships and expertise gives us a competitive edge. We are also targeting new customers from within these markets, notably within our UK footwear leather manufacturing capability which is well placed to meet the needs of brands prioritising differentiation and innovation.

In order to build a more balanced portfolio we have also identified the increasing use of performance leathers in the interiors market as a promising opportunity to develop business in additional  market sectors.

Kickstart

Pittards is participating in the UK Government Kickstart scheme.