Tel: 01745 356642
Manager: Helen Faircliffe
STORE TWENTY ONE, originally evolved from a manufacturing business established in London in 1932, supplying clothing to West End and Marks & Spencer stores. Continued growth led to the acquisition of factories in Scotland and Southern England.
Tel: 01745 344544
New Look is an international fashion retailer with a chain of high street shops in Britain, Belgium, France, Republic of Ireland, and the United Arab Emirates.
New Look was founded in 1969 in Weymouth, Dorset by Tom Singh. Since then the company has rapidly expanded and now operates across a chain of over 600 stores internationally and a staff of over 30,000. The group had a turn over of £1,147 million in y/e 2008 with profits of £179 million.
In 2004 after six years afloat the company withdrew from the stock market and was taken back to being a privately owned business by founder Tom Singh and chief executive Phil Wrigley, and private equity investors Permira, Apax Partners & Quillian Investments.
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Tel: 01745 343200
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