Managing Director of Continental Textiles
A third generation family business, Continental Textiles has been embracing the changing trends and technologies in the international fashion industry for seven decades. Originally established to specialise in silk scarves, today the business provides a vibrant and varied fashion and textile offering, whilst also owning a family of trend-led brands supplying household names like ASOS, Zalando, TK Maxx and more.
When asked about his relationship with HURST, Jonathan describes a partnership that’s continually moving to new levels. Just imagine where we could go next.
“When looking back over the past ten years or so, our business has changed a lot - we’re much more brand-led now, and there’s a more strategic focus too. HURST have been one of the driving factors behind every positive step we’ve taken... they’ve helped us to reach a new customer base and completely changed the business.
I was first introduced to HURST through a mutual friend. Our current accountant was retiring, so we were looking for recommendations that could help take us to another level. Although we met a number of potential partners, there was something extra about HURST - they really stood out to us.
They’ve proven to be our most important strategic partner over the past ten years - and I trust them totally. We don’t have to worry about things when HURST are involved.
Jonathan Crewe, Continental Textiles
Almost ten years later, and they’ve been second to none. Although they support us with annual audits and have been brilliant in guiding us through BREXIT, it’s all the extra services where they stand out. Whether that’s helping us with real-time management reporting, digital infrastructure or employee engagement.
But where they really make a difference is their perspective on the strategic side of things... analysing all the strengths and opportunities facing our business. We’ve been through three in-depth strategy exercises with them over the years, each of which has helped us to drive the company forward and completely changed the business for the better. I simply don’t think we’d be as successful without HURST.
Our previous accountants did a very good job. But HURST are on the next level. They’re progressing all the time, always offering additional support and ideas. They’ve proven to be our most important strategic partner over the past ten years - and I trust them totally. We don’t have to worry about things when HURST are involved.”
HURST in three words? Trustworthy. Supportive. Exceed expectations.