Starting life as a small shoe business in Liverpool, we are now the name behind international Sports, Outdoor and Fashion brands such as Speedo, ellesse and Mitre.
We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We're also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers and shareholders in companies such as Hunter Boot, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.
First set up by our current Chairman’s grandparents in the 1930s, we are proud to be a family-owned business and strive to maintain our strong values. We know it's our passion for people and doing business the right way that has sustained our success, generation after generation.
From our humble beginnings in Liverpool, we have grown into an exciting global business. We now employ 2,000 people in 20 countries worldwide. Yet, the Pentland values can be found at the heart of every single one.
We invest in the professional development of all of our employees, giving them the support and freedom required to be the best they can be. That’s why we have been named as one of the 'UK’s Best Workplaces' by the Great Place to Work Institute and 80% of our people said we are a great place to work in our latest Employee Survey.
Our culture is people centred and our work environment reflects this. We simply ask that you complement your skills and knowledge with the ambition to achieve, the courage to suggest new ideas and a desire to continually improve in everything you do.