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With a turnover of approximately £25 million, the Group companies are:

Davies Odell based in Rushden, Northamptonshire
Friedman's based in Cheadle, Cheshire
Aford Awards based in Maidstone, Kent
CEM Press based in Netherfield, Nottinghamshire
Hickton Consultants based in Elsecar, South Yorkshire

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The Davies Odell business designs, sells and distributes body armour products, matting products and a range of footwear repair products. Body armour products are designed for use in a range of power sports applications and protective underclothing which incorporate the latest advanced materials to meet international impact resistance standards.

The main markets are equestrian, motorcycle, ski and snowboarding. Matting products are designed especially for equestrian use and the dairy industry and give many advantages over traditional straw bedding.

Footwear products mainly consist of heel leather components for specialist quality shoe manufacturers. Shoe repair products are imported from the Far East for sale in the UK and continental Europe.


Friedman's is a specialist textile importer, converter and distributor of plain and bespoke Lycra based material, primarily to swimwear and dancewear manufacturers within the textile industry. There are two main categories of products - plain and bespoke. Plain materials are dyed to customer specification by the supplier. Material is then held by the supplier until required by Friedman's. The company's print library is extensive and growing. It has digital printing facilities which means a design will not go out of stock. Bespoke products are foil printed using on site transfer printing calendar machines. End users of Friedman's lycra products include major high street chains.


Aford Awards
Aford Awards has been established for over 30 years and products include trophies, awards, medals and glass and crystal awards and gifts for all events, sports and occasions. Products are bought in from suppliers both in the UK and abroad for resale to the company’s end clients. Free engraving and delivery is offered on all new sales over a certain value; additional engraving on existing trophies is also undertaken in-house.

aford awards

CEM Press
CEM has been producing quality products for wallpaper and fabric manufacturers for over 30 years. It is a leader in the design and manufacture of fabric and wallpaper pattern books, swatches and shade cards.

cem press

Hickton Consultants
Hickton Consultants is the UK's leading independent provider of specialist clerk of works services in respect of the building construction, civil and structural engineering and historic building refurbishment work. Services include building and M&E inspection services, quality assurance, compliance inspection, NEC project supervision, construction supervision, expert witnessing and forensic investigation.

hickton consultants

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