ENA Shaw

Our business was founded in 1932 by Ena Shaw in St Helens, Merseyside (or Lancashire as it was then). She started her own workroom making curtains and loose covers for retail. The business grew through retail until our manufacturing division was established in 1982, initially supplying velvet curtains via mail order. We soon expanded to offer made to measure curtains to independent retailers through our Richard Barrie brand. To fulfil growing demand, we moved to a larger factory in 1996 and added readymades and fabrics to our offering. Our 7-day customised curtain brand, Curtain Express was then launched in 1999. Growth has also been achieved through the acquisition of the Q Designs, TRU Textiles and Whiteheads brands, ensuring that we now help retailers cater for a wide range of customers.
Company Growth (employees)
Merseyside, GB
Size (employees)
2 (est)
ENA Shaw was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Merseyside, GB

ENA Shaw Office Locations

ENA Shaw has an office in Merseyside
Merseyside, GB (HQ)
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ENA Shaw Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


ENA Shaw Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

£18.3 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

£7.1 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

(£282.9 k)

Cash (30-Jan-2016)

£16.1 k
ENA Shaw's revenue was reported to be £18.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 15% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


£13.3 m£15.9 m£18.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

£8.4 m£9.5 m£11.2 m

Gross profit

£4.9 m£6.4 m£7.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

£5.2 m£6.3 m£7.2 m

Pre tax profit

(£378.4 k)£91.7 k(£250.8 k)

Net Income

(£290.9 k)£28.5 k(£282.9 k)
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


£125.2 k£206.9 k£16.1 k

Accounts Receivable

£1.5 m£2.2 m£1.9 m

Current Assets

£5.2 m£6.1 m£5.7 m


£961.1 k£1.2 m£1.2 m


£3.5 k£2.1 k

Total Assets

£6.1 m£7.3 m£6.9 m

Accounts Payable

£854.6 k£1.1 m£886.3 k

Current Liabilities

£2.7 m£3.7 m£3.5 m

Retained Earnings

(£290.9 k)£28.5 k(£282.9 k)

Total Equity

£3.3 m£3.5 m£3.2 m

Financial Leverage

1.9 x2.1 x2.2 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(£250.4 k)£241.9 k£296.6 k

Cash From Financing Activities

(£94.1 k)£175.2 k(£87.5 k)

Income Taxes Paid

£87.5 k(£63.2 k)(£32.1 k)

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