Riley was originally established in 1897 as a humble sports shop in Manchester. By 1912 the Company had diversified into manufacturing Snooker tables in Accrington. It soon produced 4000 full size tables a year and exported to all parts of the globe. By the mid 1920s the Riley brand based upon creative design quality materials and immaculate craftsmanship had grown into a leading premium snooker tables cues and accessories brand. BCE was founded in 1976. The Company started life as a distributor to the coin operator sector supplying cues balls and table spares. By 1980 BCE had diversified into the manufacture of snooker tables. From 1982-1992 the BCE Westbury snooker table was the table being used at all the World professional snooker tournaments and BCE had become one of the biggest names in snooker. In 2002 Stuart Lacey brought the Riley and BCE brands together within the same Group. taken from the Riley website.