For over 25 years Milano International Ltd has been designing and manufacturing leotards. Milano has produced gymnastic wear for the British Gymnastic Team and also for over 16 international gymnastic teams. In the last few years Milano has branched out into unique cycle wear and producing cheerleading uniforms.

In October 2019 Signature Fabrics Limited (parent company to Friedman’s Limited) acquired Milano International Limited T/A Milano Pro-Sport.

Why Milano chose to partner CEPS

The partnership with CEPS has allowed the two founders, Paul and Lesley Pendergest, to retire but still retain an interest in the company.

The benefits of being part of the group

Although Milano has been successful for over 25 years its growth had reached its ceiling based on the current investment ability. The increased investment in the business has given a new and exciting future to the company.

There is clear synergy between Milano and Friedman’s (another CEPS company) and the verticality now created between those two companies will allow Milano to offer services and benefits to customers which will be unrivalled by their competitors and allow Milano to move to being a world leader in sportswear.

Having built the Milano brand name for over a quarter of a century I am now truly excited to see where the new owners of the company take it. To see a brand you have built from scratch taken to the next level is a legacy that I feel extremely proud of.
Paul Pendergest, Vendor

Contact details
The Arena
65 Bow Lane

T 01772 277777
E info@milano-pro-sport.com
W www.milano-pro-sport.com

Contact details

T 01225 483030
E info@cepsplc.com

Address and registered office

11 Laura Place
Bath BA2 4BL