Unrivalled Expertise in Independent
Textile Testing and Evaluation



BTTG and our History

Shirley Technologies Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of BTTG Ltd, part of the British Textile Technology Group. This was itself formed during the late 1980s from two globally renowned textile institutions; the Wool Industries Research Association (WIRA) established in 1918 and The Shirley Institute; the latter set up to support the cotton industry in 1919.

2003 Restructuring

BTTG was restructured in 2003, in order to improve the focus of its numerous and diverse business units. BTTG Ltd was formed as a holding company in April 2003 and following this, a number of wholly owned subsidiaries were created including Shirley Technologies Ltd which itself focuses on the services required by the more traditional sectors of the textile industry.

For details on other BTTG businesses please click on the BTTG link




Key Activities

Analysis & Investigation

Due Diligence


Expert Witness Service

Laundry Product Evaluation


Terms & Conditions

Shirley Technologies Ltd, whilst keeping the 'family' name in fact the Christian name of the daughter of one of the main founders of the Shirley Institute- has been operating as an autonomous business since July 2003.

As a result of our long established presence within textiles and related products, our ability to call upon the rest of the BTTG group and our experienced technical staff, Shirley technologies provides continuing first class technical support to the industry.

A Global Network of Clients

Our client base includes large multinational yarn, fabric and finished product manufacturers, garment producers and high street retailers, consumers, the legal profession, the police, and regulatory testing organisations such as Trading Standards.

Shirley Technologies Ltd is active across the world, providing testing and certification services to many overseas producers including companies throughout Asia, the USA and across Europe. 

UKAS Accredited Laboratory Testing

Shirley Technologies Ltd is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to the quality standard for testing laboratories ISO 17025.

For details of our testing schedule please click on the following link: UKAS Schedule

Registered Office:

Shirley Technologies Ltd., 
Wira House,
West Park Ring Road,
West Yorkshire
LS16 6QL

Company No. 4669651


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