Bill Beaumont Textiles specialises in traditional and contemporary fabrics for use in window coverings and upholstery. The Chairman is former England and Lions rugby captain and Question of Sport star Bill Beaumont.
When Bill played rugby in the 1970s and 80s, it was an amateur sport so unlike the stars of today, he had to have a normal job. When he left school he joined the family textile business, which he eventually bought from the family in 1998, and played rugby locally for Fylde Rugby Club where he progressed to play for Lancashire, the Barbarians, England and the Lions. He is still involved with rugby and is currently Chairman of the Rugby Football Union. He was awarded an OBE in 1982 and a CBE in 2008 for services to Rugby.
Bill is the great-great-grandson of Joseph Hargreaves, the business’ founder who set up a weaving shed in Chorley, Lancashire in 1888. Bill works alongside his wife Hilary, the business’ Design Director. Bill and Hilary work with their eldest son Daniel who is the Managing Director.