WSP Textiles...
WSP Textiles Ltd is an independent UK company who specialise in the manufacture of high performance woollen cloth for billiard sports and tennis ball coverings.

Manufacturing in Stroud, the company is proud of its West of England heritage and the WSP acronym recognises the founding mill owners, Messrs Winterbotham, Strachan and Playne.

Today the Strachan brand dominates the snooker and English pool markets while Playne’s tennis ball cloth can be found on Dunlop, Wilson, Head, Babolat and Tretorn tennis balls used at many tournaments worldwide including Wimbledon, the Australian Open and Roland Garros.

Formerly part of Milliken, the business is led by the experienced senior management team of David Smith, Duncan Kettell and Malcolm Fallows, together with Chairman Michael Henderson, a former director of the textile conglomerate Coats Viyella.

WSP Textiles is backed by Vespa Capital, an independent and entrepreneurial private equity firm which invests in businesses in the UK and France. Vespa focus on partnering management teams and supporting them in delivering their growth plans for the business.
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