William Cook

But William Cook has advanced far beyond the classic low-tech metal basher. The bulk of William Cook’s products now are sophisticated components, assemblies and systems for a huge range of applications. William Cook prefers to design and manufacture its products in-house. This retains control, and reduces reliance on sub-contractors. To assist this, William Cook has substantial design and R&D resources to support its factories, which themselves include large and modern machine shops and testing establishments.
Company Growth (employees)
Sheffield, GB
Size (employees)
36 (est)
William Cook was founded in 1840 and is headquartered in Sheffield, GB

William Cook Office Locations

William Cook has an office in Sheffield
Sheffield, GB (HQ)
Parkway Ave

William Cook Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


William Cook Financial Metrics

William Cook's revenue was reported to be £51.7 m in FY, 2016 which is a 15% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

51.7 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

13.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

868 k

Cash (02-Jul-2016)

22.3 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2016


61.1 m51.7 m

Cost of goods sold

47.1 m38.6 m

Gross profit

14 m13.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

9.4 m9.7 m

Pre tax profit

2.5 m1.8 m

Net Income

1.9 m868 k
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2016


14.8 m22.3 m

Accounts Receivable

10.9 m8.8 m

Current Assets

36.3 m40.9 m


34.6 m37.4 m


7.7 m6.7 m

Total Assets

78.7 m85 m

Accounts Payable

6.3 m5.6 m

Current Liabilities

15.2 m23.1 m

Total Liabilities

21.4 m28.5 m

Retained Earnings

148 k468 k

Total Equity

57.3 m56.5 m

Financial Leverage

1.4 x1.5 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

7.5 m17.1 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(2.7 m)(600 k)

Income Taxes Paid

(623 k)(900 k)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

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A leading Tory donor says he'll cut funding if we leave the single market

A leading donor to the Conservative Party said he'll cut his funding if the government takes Britain out of the European single market. Andrew Cook, chairman of engineering firm William Cook (and staunch Remainer), has said he couldn't support the party if it risked losing jobs in the UK by leavi…

A major Tory donor warned he could stop funding the party over Brexit

A major Tory donor said the UK could "sleepwalk to disaster" if it leaves the European single market, in an interview with The Times. Sir Andrew Cook, who has given more than £1 million to the Conservatives, warned he could stop donations if the party pulled Britain out of E…

Donor vows to stop funding Tories if May takes UK out of single market

Sir Andrew Cook, who has given £1.2m to party, says UK will ‘sleepwalk to disaster’ if it leaves single marketA Tory donor has said he will stop funding the party if Theresa May takes the UK out of the single market.Sir Andrew Cook said jobs and exports were at risk if Brexit meant membership of the…

World's longest pub crawl: Maths team plots route between 25,000 UK boozers

Two-year project maps shortest possible journey to visit thousands of pubs across the countryIt’s a pub crawl that could last a lifetime but, thanks to the dedicated work of an international team of mathematicians, roaming ale drinkers of the UK can rest easy in the knowledge that the shortest possi…
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