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Stuart Canvas HQ Warrington
Bespoke

Welcome To Stuart Canvas

Stuart Canvas Ltd has over 45 years’ experience in manufacturing covers out of a variety of materials. The company specialises in the manufacture and design of ready-made and bespoke covers for a range of different sectors including; sports, defence, construction, supply chain, transport, leisure and domestic settings.

The company also has a contracting arm which designs and installs Cricket Non-Turf training facilities and match pitches all over the UK.

Stuart Canvas has approximately 60,000sqft of purpose-built manufacturing facilities across 3 sites based in Warrington, Sheffield and St Helens. As the industry has grown so has Stuart Canvas, we have invested heavily in new machines and technology. This allows us to design and manufacture nearly all types of covers.

The company owns the established brands JMS cricket, A&J Bennett and Mudfords. These companies bring not only experience but increased capacity and diversity to the group.  Which allows us to offer more products to existing customers with the quality and service that has built Stuart Canvas’s reputation for the past 45 years.

Mudfords Ltd was founded in 1832 and has a wealth of experience in producing tarpaulins, sandbags, hessian and bespoke covers. The company is one of the leading suppliers to the construction and haulage industries in the UK.

A & J Bennet is the leading manufacturer side tension curtains, ratchets and strap to the haulage sector in the North West of the UK.

Stuart Canvas prides itself in the ability to be able to solve problems that clients have and design solutions that address these problems.  We also offer a CAD drawing service for our products, a service we offer in-house if the design of your product requires it.

Stuart Canvas works with many blue chip companies from around the country and exports to over 25 countries. We love a challenge and no job is too big or too small.

For more information about us then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Meet Our Team

Ed Stoddart
Ed StoddartChief Executive
Edward has worked in the leisure industry for over ten years in several different countries. He has worked on various commercial projects and his experience lies in the implementing of change to create increased sales and efficiency to businesses.

He has worked for companies such as Arena Leisure plc, Clubhaus plc and Namco Operations as well as working as a freelance consultant. Ed has a great knowledge of venues and the sports and leisure markets.

Nicola Howarth
Nicola HowarthOperations Manager
I Oversee the production of manufactured goods and services within the business with an emphasis on quality control, productivity, efficiency, organisation, planning and cost, ensuring a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of customers and clients alike. I have been with SCP for over 8 years.
John Flatley MSc FCCA
John Flatley MSc FCCAFinancial Controller
John is a Chartered Certified Accountant with extensive experience in finance and supply chain gained from working in a variety of industries. John heads the finance and admin team. I have been with SCP for over 6 years.
Lee Lawton
Lee LawtonTechnical Manager
My role is to work closely with sales to ensure products are costed correctly, to design and implement production of customer requirements and to oversee production strategies along with the operations manager, I also develop staff skills and working practices with my wealth of 37 years’ experience.
Craig Groves
Craig GrovesKey Accounts Director
Responsible for all key account management and sales for custom made products within the Bespoke, Industrial and Defence sectors. Key responsibilities include overseeing all new business and project management for the Bespoke division, new product development, sourcing materials and contract tender submissions. I have been with the company over 8 years.
Clint Hillhouse
Clint HillhouseHead of Cricket
Clint Hillhouse has been the head of cricket at the Stuart Canvas Group for the past 6 years and his previous 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and project management are critical in driving market share growth in designated sectors across the UK and abroad. Clint leads by example, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and a proactive approach to adding value to each and every project or sale. In his spare time he still attempts to hit sixes across the boundary ropes.
Melissa Sharples
Melissa SharplesOffice Manager
As Office Manager I help to ensure that the office runs smoothly. My role includes planning the installation of cricket ground equipment, maintaining the ISO status of the business and ensuring the smooth running of our tennis contracts. I have been with Stuart Canvas for over 7 years.
Compton Helllyer
Compton HelllyerNon-Executive Director
Compton brings a wealth of business experience to the company. He founded and then chaired Sporting Index, the UK’s leading sports spread betting firm, for more than ten years and now is the non-executive chairman of several small companies. He has a great knowledge of sport in general, especially horse racing.
Nic Coward
Nic Coward Non-Executive Chairman
Nic joined the board in April 2018. He is non-executive chairman and director of a number of companies, having spent over 20 years as a senior executive in
well-known British and world sport organisations. He was General Secretary of the Premier League, Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority and a director of the Football Association and Wembley Stadium, Deputy Chairman of an award-winning PR and lobbying agency, and the founding chairman of the global sport industry’s media and IP coalition. He now chairs England Golf, and advises sports and entertainment businesses as a consultant, in addition to being on the boards of companies in the UK and New Zealand in the retail motor trade, property investment and data analytics.
Clive Stephens
Clive StephensConsultant
Clive is our consultant within the sports industry. Clive was the head of the Olympic Park London 2012 and has previously been on the Board at the Oval, as the Director of Operations, Development and Human Resources. He has also worked at senior levels for Mercedes-Benz, Arena Leisure, Rank and The Tussaud’s Group.
Jeremy Warren
Jeremy WarrenConsultant
Jeremy has been consulting for Stuart Canvas for over 30 years. He works in tennis making sure the contracts run smoothly and on time.

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