About us

Pioneering brands that make life better

Pentland Brands is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and lifestyle brands. We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, ellesse, SeaVees, Red or Dead, KangaROOS and Mitre. We’re the UK footwear and apparel licensee for Kickers and the UK distributor for Lacoste footwear.

Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly or by licensees and distributors.

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Our story

Our brands are there in the moments that matter, from first steps to great achievements. In an ever-changing world, we want to be there for more people, in more of those moments. This has been our goal since the beginning and it drives everything we do.

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Our approach

Our strategy is to grow our brands sustainably by investing in them over the long term. We invest in our people, our platforms and our portfolio to build brands that are loved by consumers across the world.

Being a responsible business has been important to us from the beginning. We pride ourselves on creating brands with a social purpose and we’re committed to making a positive impact on people and our planet.

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Positive business

We’re committed to taking action for people and our planet. Our 100-1-0 strategy sets out three major goals to achieve by our centenary year.

By 2032, we will support 100 million consumers to live positive, active, sustainable lifestyles, improve the lives of 1 million people in our communities, and achieve net zero emissions across our business.

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Our family

People are at the heart of what we do. We focus on creating products our consumers are proud to wear, supporting workers in our supply chain, helping our own people to achieve their best, and giving back to our communities.

We believe that building diverse teams will allow us to drive performance, innovation and growth. That’s why, from our recruitment processes to our brand campaigns, we’re building diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Our pledge is to build a business that is:

+ Positive: D&I is powered by our people and our brands
+ Inclusive: everyone feels a true sense of belonging
+ Diverse: we strive for better representation across our business to reflect the diverse consumers we serve

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Awards

You know you’re getting it right when others start taking notice. Here are some of our proudest achievements.

Pioneering brands

In 2022, ellesse won Best Social Strategy at the Campaign Media Awards for its #BeBold campaign in collaboration with Mediacom. The campaign also won Best Social Commerce campaign at the Performance Marketing Awards, and was awarded bronze for Best Direct to Consumer Marketing Campaign at the Festival of Media Global Awards.

In 2020, Kickers won Best Sustainable Initiative of the Year at the Drapers Footwear Awards, for re-engineering its classic styles to be more environmentally friendly.

Industry awards

In 2019, Endura won gold in the Outstanding Outdoor Award for Bike Equipment category at the ISPO exhibition.

In 2019, Kickers won Kids Footwear Brand of the Year at the Drapers Footwear Awards.

A great place to work

In 2020, our in-house creative agency won Campaign’s Best Places To Work award.

Leading international enterprise

We’re honoured to have won six Queen’s Awards for Enterprise; the most prestigious UK awards for business performance.