About

You could think of Allied Textiles as a think tank. We’ve brought together the best people in the industry and made sure their brilliant ideas become reality through investment in technology and process.

The group is made up of four companies specialising in different areas of synthetic fibre production. This gives each company the freedom to focus purely on what they do best as experts in their respective fields. And as a result, all four Allied Textiles companies are world-leaders in their own right.

Board of Directors

Stewart McGuffie
Group Chief Executive

Stewart joined Allied Textiles in 2007 from Christy Home Textiles where he was the Director responsible for Sales and Marketing. Previously he had performed various international roles in Courtaulds Textiles Plc, including Regional Sales & Marketing Director of the Asia Pacific fabric business. Stewart was also a member of the Policy Executive of the International Fabrics division. Stewart gained his law degree at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, before qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant.

Joanne Grace
Group Finance Director

Before taking responsibility for our group finances, Joanne was the Group Financial Accountant for The Spring Ram Corporation plc. Joanne qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte before moving into the technical textiles industry

Peter Smith
Non Executive Chairman

Over the last 30 years Peter has been a director of one of the major management consulting firms, the CEO of two private equity-backed businesses which he founded, and a director of the major division of a FTSE 100 company. He has completed a number of acquisitions and disposals both as a CEO and as the founder of Consilia Investments Limited, a small private investment firm set up in 2010 to support highly-qualified management teams in the acquisition of SME businesses.

David Smith
Non Executive Director

David is a director with Consilia Investments Ltd, a private investment firm which focuses on buying SME business in traditional industries such as manufacturing, process industries and business services. Consilia, together with the management team, led the buyout of Allied Textiles from its previous owners in 2015. David has spent over 15 years in the private equity industry and originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY before working in various corporate finance roles.

Senior managers

Iain Bradley
General Manager, Mayfield Yarns

Iain joined Mayfield Yarns from Invista where he had been the European Business Director responsible for their Performance & Protective Apparel markets. Having been in the textile industry for over 20 years with various multi-national corporations, Iain has a wide range of international sales and technical marketing experience within automotive, geotextile, technical textile and performance apparel end use applications.

Andrew Gill
General Manager, William Reed

Andrew has spent the whole of his career in the Textile industry - joining William Reed in 1989 as their Unit Accountant, having previously worked in accountancy for both Karrimor International. and Carrington Viyella. In 1999 he was appointed Commercial Manager and then in 2014 he became General Manager.

Simon Mclean
General Manager, Coating Applications

Simon joined Coating Applications in 2011 when Allied Textiles acquired the coating business of British Vita PLC. With British Vita he was Business Manager for both coating and liquid polymer businesses, he has worked in a variety of roles including production, sales and marketing.