Telling the truth about SME life today

Edward and Celia Atkin: the definitive profile

The Cannon Rubber Manufacturers was founded by Edward Atkin’s father David, the son of Latvian immigrants, in north London in the thirties. The original business made hot-water bottles in a factory built to manufacture billiard cues (hence the name, Cannon). Edward joined in 1965, and over the next 40 years, he transformed it into a state-of-the-art manufacturer with exports accounting for 80 per cent of its £109m-sales (almost half of them from the US). Click here to read the full profile of Edward and Celia Atkin, who built Cannon Avent to a global business.

Trending

Related Stories

More From

Trending

If you enjoyed this article,
why not join our newsletter?

We promise only quality content, tailored to suit what our readers like to see!