Boris Nets


Today, Boris Nets is a flourishing family business operating internationally selling aquaculture, fishing and other industrial nets across the world.

Safety Nets are manufactured and sold into the construction industry supporting the safe assembly of steel framed buildings.

The company’s dedication to the proper safe specification of nets has led to the development of a training division. Boris Nets offers a full range of FASET Safety Net Inspector and General Riggers Card courses. John Howard, Chairman and Managing Director, is also a Technical Director of FASET.

Sports court netting systems and crowd separation nets are designed and manufactured in-house for football stadiums and other leisure centres.

Boris Nets was started as a family business by Boris and Lilian Howard in 1958 and very quickly became respected for their innovative use of materials and net design.

Boris & Lilian’s daughter Annette joined the company soon after leaving school, their son John, who had been working with his father since the age of 5 is now Chairman and Managing Director. He joined the company full time after obtaining an accountancy degree in 1977. Daughter Maureen joined the company in the 1980's. The third generation of the family is now actively involved within all levels of the business. Trained in law, Jo, John's daughter is primarily responsible for developing new business within the sports and leisure sector, taking the company from strength to strength.