Middlesbrough's PRESCA.
Rebecca Wayman

Middlesbrough entrepreneurs launch innovative sportswear made from recycled materials

A team of entrepreneurs are gearing up for significant growth following the launch of a unique new sportswear brand.

A team of Middlesbrough entrepreneurs have achieved significant growth following the launch of a new sportswear brand.

Established by Rob Webbon, Guy Whitby and Peter Lillie, Presca is aiming to compete against some of the biggest sporting names with its disruptive approach towards sportswear manufacturing.

Made from recycled materials including abandoned fishing nets and plastic bottles, the company specialises in cycling, athletic and triathlon wear.

It was launched as a result of the continued growth of its award-winning sister company, GRN Sportswear Ltd. Presca’s teamwear product range is said to include the world’s most sustainable cycling skin suit as well as UK-manufactured jerseys and shorts.

Peter Lillie, Presca’s commercial director, said: “We are bringing something totally unique and different to the market.

“Creating the Presca brand has enabled us to establish a strong market proposition for teamwear to ensure we are strategically focussed on our ambitious growth plans.”

With further investment planned in manufacturing for 2018, as well as sales figures expected to triple in the next financial year, the company is aiming to improve the performance teamwear market whilst facing today’s environmental challenges head on.

Rob Weddon, CEO, added: “Our vision has always been to create sports clothing that was technically advanced and ethically sourced and the Presca brand will specialise in creating custom-made teamwear for clubs, charities and companies of all sizes.”

Presca teamwear is set to launch at the London Bike Show 2018, which takes place at the ExCel from February 23 - 25 this weekend.

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