Company founders


Symon Woan
CEO / Creative Director

Founding Black Mamba Elite as a simple motivational name back in 2006 between a group of friends, it wasn’t until 2010 that Symon decided to make the big leap of faith and  make it an apparel brand. Selling only cotton t-shirts and hoodies, the brand soon caught on with people wanting to support a new clothing line and it’s ethos behind the name Symon created. In 2012, demand meant growth and new options, in which he partnered up in business with Paul Whittle and took Black Mamba Elite official in 2013 as Directors and a Limited company, with a serious approach to creating motivational inspired apparel for athletes using technical fabrics. Vastly experienced in marketing and creative, Symon currently oversees all media aspects of the brand as well as apparel design concepts. His drive, passion and ambition to succeed is the heartbeat of the label, and is consistently striving to improve Black Mamba Elite’s reputation in the UK and internationally.


My Sport: Athletics, 200m. although i have done 60m,100,400 for Preston Harriers
Favourite apparel item: Our compression tights, unique and functional.
Favourite athlete: Wallace Spearmon Jr, great to work with him now!
Memorable moment at Mamba: Many! But x2 Olympic champion Felix Sanchez wearing our speedsuit live on the BBC for the City Games was incredible.


Paul Whittle
CEO / Procurement Director

Joining in 2012, Paul Whittle made an immediate impact as Director, with new ideas and apparel concepts to push the company in greater areas. His expertise with sales and the sporting industry supporting the marketing aspects Symon brought to the team, which soon helped increase sales online and across expo’s in the UK. Paul currently overseas all apparel design working with his team to push boundaries on fabrics and functionality on all new releases. He is forever wanting to improve Black Mamba Elite and make it a house hold name amongst the leading brands.


My Sport: Athletics, was a 110m hurdler for Liverpool Harriers.
Favourite apparel item: Our Legacy speedsuit. It was a real game changer for us.
Favourite athlete: Colin Jackson. Also a great supporter for our brand.
Memorable moment at Mamba: Spearmon racing Bolt stands out but Sanchez in Manchester is the one for me. Seeing me there, he waved out showing his support for us. A great guy!