Laura Ashley plc
Laura Ashley plc is a British textile design company now controlled by the MUI Group of Malaysia. It was founded by Bernard Ashley, an engineer, his wife Laura Ashley in 1953 grew over the next 20 years to become an international retail chain. Sales totalled over £276 million in 2000, its products can be described as quintessentially English. After World War II, Bernard Ashley met Welsh secretary Laura Mountney at a youth club in Wallington, London. While working as a secretary and raising her first two children, part-time she designed napkins, table mats, tea-towels which Bernard printed on a machine he had designed in an attic flat in Pimlico, London The couple had invested £10 in wood for the screen frame, dyes and a few yards of linen. Laura's inspiration to start producing printed fabric came from a Women's Institute display of traditional handicrafts at the Victoria & Albert Museum; when Laura looked for small patches carrying Victorian designs to help her make patchworks, she found no such thing existed.
Here was an opportunity, she started to print Victorian style headscarves in 1953. Audrey Hepburn inadvertently sparked the growth of one of the world's most successful fashion and home furnishing companies. Hepburn appeared alongside Gregory Peck in the 1953 film Roman Holiday; as such a fashion icon, she created a style that became popular around the globe. The Ashleys' scarves became successful with stores, retailing both via mail order and high street chains such as John Lewis. From 1953, Bernard left his city job and the couple began to expand the company, named Bernard Ashley Fabrics. Laura designed the prints and Bernard built the printing equipment, so forging a complementary partnership, to give the company its unique strength throughout the years. Laura remained in charge of design until shortly before her death, while Bernard handled the operational side. Employing staff to cope with the growth of sales, the company name was changed to Laura Ashley because Bernard felt a woman's name was more appropriate for the type of products.
The new company moved to Kent in 1955, but the business was nearly wiped out in 1958, when the River Darent overflowed – leaving equipment and fabrics floating in three feet of water. Turnover rose from £ 2,000 to £ 8,000 in 1960; as the new M1 Motorway had just been built, Laura suggested Wales as there was lots of space, driving up the new road one weekend, found a suitable house and shop available for a sum below their residual savings in Machynlleth, Powys. The family moved to Wales in 1961, just after the birth of their third child; the first shop opened at 35 Maengwyn Street, which still today trades as an interior design shop, the Laura Ashley association is commemorated by a small plaque. The family lived above the shop for 6 years before moving to Montgomeryshire; the Ashleys' first Welsh factory was located in the social club in Carno. These were crucial times in the development of the company. Bernard had developed his flat-bed printing process to produce 5,000 metres of fabric per week, in 1966 Laura produced her first dress for social rather than work attire.
The long length silhouette became the Laura Ashley trademark. It was to work in the company's favour, as fashion switched from the mini to the maxi skirt at the end of the 1960s – a newspaper suggested that by donning a Laura Ashley number, women could look as beautiful as Katharine Ross in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; the first shop under the Laura Ashley name opened in Pelham Street, South Kensington, in 1968, with additional shops opened in Shrewsbury and Bath in 1970. In one week alone, London's Fulham Road shop sold 4,000 dresses – which resulted in the new factory in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, it was the opening of the Paris shop in 1974, the first to feature the distinctive green frontage and stripped wooden interior. A licensing operation led to the opening of department store concessions in Australia and Japan from 1971 onwards. By 1975, turnover was £ the company employed 1,000 people worldwide. Laura turned down the offer of an OBE but a Queen's Award for Export was accepted in 1977.
Turnover reached £25 million in 1979, a range of perfume was launched. The addition of a home in France enabled Laura to go back to her roots of fabric design, the company launched its home furnishings collections. Two months after Laura Ashley's death in 1985, Laura Ashley Holdings plc went public in a flotation, 34 times oversubscribed; the 1980s saw the knighthood of Sir Bernard Ashley, the launch of additional child and home furnishings ranges. In the early 1990s, Laura Ashley plc was suffering from a combination of over expansion of its retail outlets and dependence on what had become an overly complex and costly outsourced network of manufacturers. In 1991, American James Maxmin became the CEO at Laura Ashley, after pressure on the autocratic Sir Bernard. Over the next two and a half years, Dr. Maxmin led a series of changes, fixing problems in manufacturing and logistics that foreshadowed principles of his book, The Support Economy, co-authored with his wife, Harvard Business School Professor Shoshana Zuboff.
For example, he entered into a strategic alliance with FedEx, forming a sort of proto-federation, aimed at improving distribution for close to 500 Laura Ashley stores. The alliance was established as a 10-year partnership, but it was open-ended, premised on trust; the objective was to be able to supply 99 percent of Laura Ashley's m
Devro plc is a multinational company with registered office in Moodiesburn, United Kingdom which manufactures and distributes goods derived from collagen, principally sausage casings, a product in which it is the world leader. The firm produces films and other specialised collagen products for use in the health care and cosmetics industries; the company is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Devro was founded as a new business of Johnson & Johnson in 1950s after its researchers developed a material suitable for the manufacture of sausage casings from collagen; the business name was devised as an acronym of "Development and Research Organisation", the Johnson & Johnson unit from which it emerged. The firm was subject to a £108 million management buyout from J&J in 1991 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange two years later. In 1996 it acquired the American firm Teepak International for US$135 million, including its majority stake in the Czech company Cutisin; the Czech unit was acquired in 2004.
Devro sold its cellulose business in 2000 for £4.8m, which resulted in a massive exceptional loss of £54.5m. In early 2007 Devro engaged in talks with an undisclosed suitor, rumoured to be its then-largest shareholder Acomita Investment, over a takeover of the company; the talks were however terminated after an agreement could not be reached on issues relating to its pension scheme. The company was promoted to the FTSE 250 Index on 27 August 2010 after the acquisition of Arriva by Deutsche Bahn was completed. In late 2015, Devro acquired a Dutch-based collagen manufacturer, in a £ 10m deal. Peter Page stepped down as Chief Executive on 28 February 2018, after 11 years in the position, he is credited in managing the company’s turnaround. Peter was replaced by the company's former Finance Director; some 1,450 of Devro's 2,200 employees are based in Europe, with the majority of these at manufacturing and research and development facilities in Jilemnice and Slavkov in the Czech Republic. Devro headquarters are in Scotland.
Significant facilities are located in Bellshill, close to the firm's headquarters. The company's largest manufacturing site by volume is the newest, in Nantong, other manufacturing and technical plants are located in Sandy Run, South Carolina in the United States and Bathurst, New South Wales in Australia; the firm has sales offices in Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Official website Devro Select Website
Carr's is a British biscuit and cracker brand owned by United Biscuits. The brand was founded in 1831 by Jonathan Dodgson Carr and is marketed in the United States by Kellogg's. In 1831, Carr formed a small biscuit factory in the English city of Carlisle. Within fifteen years of being founded, it was the largest baking business in Britain, his business was both a mill and a bakery, an early example of vertical integration, he produced bread by night and biscuits by day. The biscuits were loosely based on dry biscuits used on long voyages by sailors, they could be kept crisp and fresh in tins, despite their fragility could be transported to other parts of the country by canal and railway. Jonathan Carr protested against the Corn Laws, which imposed steep tariffs on imported wheat, keeping the price of British wheat artificially high; this meant that bread was expensive in times of famine. Carr died in 1884. In 1894 the company was registered as Carr and Co. Ltd. but reverted to a private company in 1908, Carrs Flour Mills Limited was incorporated after acquiring the flour milling assets.
Jonathan's four sons were less skilled at managing the business, but biscuit production remained in the family until 1931. It became part of Cavenham Foods until 1971 when it came under the ownership of McVitie's, part of the United Biscuits group. Among the members of the Carr family who worked for the business was former Commando Capt Richard Carr MBE, decorated for repeated escape attempts from Italian and German PW camps during the Second World War. Since 1972 the Carr's biscuit factory has been part of United Biscuits, the Carr's branded products are marketed in the US by Kellogg's; the factory today is known as McVitie's but still known locally as Carr's. Carr's Flour Mills and the established agricultural supplies and feeds businesses became Carr's Milling Industries plc, still based in Carlisle and now known as Carr's Group PLC, its products have since the 1990s appeared in UK supermarkets through their Carr's Breadmaker flour range. Carr's Group own companies involved in light engineering.
In 2016 Carr's Group sold the flour milling division to Whitworth Holdings. In 2005 the Caldewgate factory in Carlisle lost two months production due to flooding. In 2016 the local newspaper the News and Star stated that it had been reopened with a £1 million Government grant. In March 2012, it was announced that Carr's Table Water Biscuits had lost their royal warrant due to'changing tastes' in the Royal Households. In January 2016 United Biscuits announced that the factory in Caldewgate, had experienced 5 feet of floodwater on 6 December which damaged the brick ovens and would result in product shortages on retail shelves. After closing the works for one month to repair and clear flood damage and distribution resumed in spring 2016. List of crackers Carr's US brand website Carr's Flour Mills site Carr's Breadmaker Flour site Carr's Milling Industries plc corporate site
Games Workshop Group PLC is a British miniature wargaming manufacturing company based in Nottingham, England. Games Workshop is best known as developer and publisher of the tabletop wargames Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Warhammer 40,000, The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game and The Hobbit Strategy Battle Game, it is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Founded in 1975 at 15 Bolingbroke Road, London by John Peake, Ian Livingstone, Steve Jackson, Games Workshop was a manufacturer of wooden boards for games including backgammon, Nine Men's Morris, Go, it became an importer of the U. S. role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, a publisher of wargames and role-playing games in its own right, expanding from a bedroom mail-order company in the process. In order to promote their business and postal games, create a games club, provide an alternative source for games news, the newsletter Owl and Weasel was founded in February 1975; this was superseded in June 1977 by White Dwarf. From the outset, there was a clear, stated interest in print regarding "progressive games", including computer gaming, which led to the departure of traditionalist John Peake in early 1976 and the loss of the company's main source of income.
However, having obtained official distribution rights to Dungeons & Dragons and other TSR products in the U. K. and maintaining a high profile by running games conventions, the business grew rapidly. It opened its first retail shop in April 1978. In early 1979 Games Workshop provided the funding to found Citadel Miniatures in Newark-on-Trent. Citadel would produce the metal miniatures used in its role-playing games and tabletop wargames; the "Citadel" name became synonymous with Games Workshop Miniatures, continues to be a trademarked brand name used in association with them long after the Citadel company was absorbed into Games Workshop. For a time Gary Gygax promoted the idea of TSR, Inc. merging with Games Workshop, until Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone backed out. The company's publishing arm released U. K. reprints of American RPGs such as Call of Cthulhu, Runequest and Middle-earth Role Playing, which were expensive to import. In 1984 Games Workshop ceased distributing its products in the U.
S. A. through hobby games opened its Games Workshop office. Games Workshop, Games Workshop in general, grew in the late 1980s, with over 250 employees on the payroll by 1990. Following a management buyout by Bryan Ansell in December 1991, Games Workshop refocused on their miniature wargames Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40,000, their most lucrative lines; the retail chain refocused on a younger, more family-oriented market. The change of direction was a great success and the company enjoyed growing profits, but the more commercial direction of the company made it lose some of its old fan base. A breakaway group of two company employees published Fantasy Warlord in competition with Games Workshop, but the new company met with little success and closed in 1993. Games Workshop expanded in Europe, the US, Australia, opening new branches and organising events in each new commercial territory; the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in October 1994. In October 1997 all U. K.-based operations were relocated to the current headquarters in Nottingham.
By the end of the decade the company was having problems with falling profits, blame was placed on the growth in popularity of collectible card games such as Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon T. C. G.. Games Workshop attempted to create a dual approach to appeal to older customers while still attracting a younger audience. Most of their special characters and vehicles were cast in white metal or pewter, but by the 2000s most of them were replaced by plastics. With this shift, Games Workshop has been able to offer greater variety in the armies offered with introductory box sets; this change brought about the creation of "initiatives" such as the "Fanatic" range, supporting more marginal lines with a lower-cost trading model. Games Workshop contributed to designing and making games and puzzles for the popular television series The Crystal Maze; the release of Games Workshop's third "core" miniature wargame, The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, in 2000 extended the company's product range. The company diversified by acquiring Sabretooth Games, creating the Black Library, working with THQ.
In late 2009 Games Workshop issued a succession of cease and desist orders against various Internet sites it accused of violating its intellectual property generating anger and disappointment from its fan community. On 16 May 2011, Maelstrom Games announced that Games Workshop had revised the terms and conditions of their trade agreement with independent stockists in the U. K; the new terms and conditions restricted the sale of all Games Workshop products to within the European Economic Area. On 16 June 2013, WarGameStore, a U. K.-based retailer of Games Workshop products since 2003, announced further changes to Games Workshop's trade agreement with U. K.-based independent stockists. Alongside the UK publishing rights to several American role-playing games in the 1980s Games Workshop a
Costain Group plc is a British technology based construction and engineering company headquartered in Maidenhead. It was part of the original Channel Tunnel consortium, is involved in Private Finance Initiative projects; the business was founded in 1865 when Richard Costain and his future brother in law, Richard Kneen, left the Isle of Man and moved to Liverpool as jobbing builders. The partnership lasted until 1888, when Richard Kneen left and Richard Costain's three sons joined him. By the time of the First War, Costain had expanded through Lancashire and into South Wales, where it built houses for munitions workers. After the First World War, Costain began to develop housing estates in Liverpool on its own account to offer continuity of employment to its workforce. With housing sites in Liverpool in short supply, Richard Costain sent his son William down to London to find new sites, he purchased the Walton Heath Land Company, in 1923, the separate business of Richard Costain & Sons was formed.
Several executive estates in the Croydon area were developed in the middle of the 1920s. In 1929, William died: the other two brothers remained in Liverpool and William’s son, Richard Rylands Costain, was sent to run the London Company. Under him, Richard Costain & Sons expanded its housing building large estates all around London, the largest being a site for 7,500 homes in South Hornchurch, started in 1934; the best known development of all was Dolphin Square, completed in 1937. In 1933, the London based. By Costain had completed over 4,000 houses in the London area, some at prices up to £4,000. Costain continued to expand its private housebuilding and it was described as "one of the largest speculative housebuilders and estate developers in this country before the war."Following the flotation, Costain moved into civil engineering and worked first on the Trans-Iranian Railway and at Abadan, Iran for BP. Losses on the railway, on Beckton sewage works and the costs of Dolphin Square caused financial problems, Costain had to look for alternative funds when Barclays withdrew its overdraft facilities.
The Second World War saw Costain carrying out extensive military work including airfields and ordnance factories, it was one of the contractors who built the Mulberry harbour units. Some small estate development was undertaken, but it was not until the acquisition of Nottingham's Rostance Group in 1962 that private housebuilding resumed on any scale. Helped by the acquisition of the Blackpool firm of R Fielding in 1969, Costain was building around 1,000 houses a year by the beginning of the 1970s; the increased revenues that accrued to the oil producing states led to a construction boom in the middle east in the 1970s. Costain was a major beneficiary in the Emirates, within a decade profits increased from little more than £1m a year to £47m. In the 1980s, recognising that exceptional Middle East profits could not continue, Costain sought to redeploy its extensive cash balances into coal mining, international housing and commercial property. However, over expansion in the end of the 1980s led to high gearing just as international markets were turning down, problems exacerbated by a disastrous explosion which killed ten people in 1989 at a Costain owned coal mine in the United States, for which the firm was fined $3.75m in February 1993.
Substantial losses were incurred in the beginning of the 1990s, asset sales followed, leaving Costain as a predominantly construction oriented business. At a dramatic low point in April 1995, the demise of Costain was predicted, incorrectly, by broadsheets in the United Kingdom, it was not expected to survive as an operating company by the end of the century. In the early years of the 21st century, Costain worked on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, including the modernisation of London St Pancras station to accept Eurostar trains, on the Thameslink and Crossrail projects in central London. In 2010, Costain was named Contractor of the Decade by New Civil Engineer. Under Andrew Wyllie, CEO from 2005 to May 2019, Costain has invested in technology and consultancy staff, which in 2018 comprised a third of the company's 4000 employees. Costain's activities are organised into two operating divisions: Natural Resources and Infrastructure. Projects undertaken by or involving the Company have included the Dolphin Square apartments in London completed in 1937, a section of the Trans-Iranian Railway completed in 1939, the West London Air Terminal completed in 1957, Dubai International Airport completed in 1960, the Deep Water Harbour at Bridgetown, Barbados completed in 1961, the Thames Barrier completed in 1984, the Channel Tunnel completed in 1994, the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong completed in 1997, the Cardiff Bay Barrage completed in 1999, the Golden Jubilee wing at King's College Hospital completed in 2002 and the King's Cross Western Ticketing Hall completed in 2006.
Costain is involved in the redevelopment of Bond Street Station due for completion in 2018 and HS2 lots S1 and S2, working as part of joint venture, with main construction work to start in 2018/19. Costain was revealed as a subscriber to the United Kingdom's Consulting Association, exposed in 2009 for operating an illegal construction industry blacklist, it was later one of the eight businesses involved in the launch in 2013 of the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme, condemned as a "PR stunt" by the GMB union, described by the Scottish Affairs Select Committ
Flybe styled as flybe, is a British airline based in Exeter, England. Until its sale to Connect Airways, it was the largest independent regional airline in Europe. Flybe carries 8 million passengers a year between 81 airports across the UK and the rest of Europe, with over 210 routes across 15 countries, its two hubs are Manchester and Birmingham airports but it has a number of codeshares allowing connections to long-haul flights from airports such as London Heathrow, Paris CDG, Dublin and Amsterdam. The airline is a member of the European Regions Airline Association; the airline launched in 1979 as Jersey European Airways following the merger of Intra Airways and Express Air Services. In 1983 the airline was sold to Walker Steel Group, which owned Spacegrand Aviation, the two airlines were merged under the Jersey European name in 1985. Jersey European was renamed British European in 2000, received its current name in 2002. In February 2019, the airline was sold to the Connect Airways consortium, backed by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Aviation.
Connect Airways intends Flybe and Stobart Air to subsequently operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand, though they will retain their own Air Operator Certificates. Flybe started operations on 1 November 1979 as Jersey European Airways as a result of a merger of the Jersey-based Intra Airways and the Bournemouth-based Express Air Services, was founded by John Habin, a resident of Jersey and the majority investor. After selling Aviation Beauport and other business interests, Habin established some key routes from Jersey Airport to the UK, before selling the airline in November 1983 to Jack Walker's Walker Steel Group, which owned the Blackpool-based charter airline Spacegrand Aviation; the two airlines were run separately, with shared management, until 1985 when they amalgamated under the Jersey European name, with the airline's headquarters moving to Exeter Airport. The airline became British European in June 2000, shortening this title to Flybe on 18 July 2002 and repositioning itself as a full-service, low-fare airline.
On 3 November 2006 it was announced that Flybe would buy BA Connect, except for that airline's services out of London City Airport. The takeover was complete in March 2007; the expanded airline's owners were Rosedale Aviation Holdings, Flybe staff and – as a result of the BA Connect takeover – International Airlines Group. The acquisition increased Flybe's route network in both the UK and continental Europe, making Flybe Europe's largest regional airline. On 14 January 2008 it was announced that Flybe had signed a franchise agreement with Scottish airline Loganair, to commence on 26 October 2008 following the termination of Loganair's franchise agreement with British Airways on 25 October 2008; the agreement would see Loganair aircraft flying in Flybe colours on 55 routes from Scotland. In 2008, in order to avoid losing a £280,000 rebate from Norwich Airport, Flybe advertised for "actors", as well as offering free return flights to Dublin on its website; as a result, the environmental group Friends of the Earth called on the government to launch an investigation into the aviation industry.
Chief executive officer Jim French was recognised in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List with a CBE for his services to the airline industry. On 10 December 2010, Flybe floated an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, with trading in shares commencing on the same day. Full public release of shares followed on 15 December 2010; the share price was set at 295p, valuing the company at £215 million, raising £66 million for the company, half of, to pay for fleet expansion. On 23 May 2013, it was reported that Flybe had sold its slots at Gatwick Airport to EasyJet for £20 million, that the slots would be handed over to EasyJet on 29 March 2014. CEO and chairman Jim French retired in August 2013, leaving the post of CEO to Saad Hammad of EasyJet, while Simon Laffin became chairman. By November 2013, Hammad had shaken up the operation, requesting the resignations of three top managers within six weeks of his arrival. Out of 158 routes flown at the time, over 60 did not cover their direct operating expenses and the costs of crew and aircraft.
On 23 April 2014, Flybe announced that it would launch domestic and international flights from London City Airport from 27 October 2014 after signing a five-year deal with the airport. The airline is expecting to carry around 500,000 passengers a year, with all five allocated aircraft being based around the Flybe network overnight. In March 2014, it was announced; this new scheme included new interior features and new uniforms. British Airways sold most of its remaining stake in the airline in June 2014, it had been reduced to 5% by share issues. In early 2015 it was announced that Flybe had negotiated a six-year agreement with SAS Scandinavian Airlines to fly 4 ATR 72–600 aircraft on their behalf, starting in October 2015. On 4 March 2015, Flybe announced new routes from Cardiff Airport bringing the number of routes to eleven. Flybe stated their intention to create a new base at Cardiff Airport and in Summer 2015 based two Embraer 195 aircraft there, which has since increased to three. On 10 November 2015, Flybe announced that it would base two Embraer 195 aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, starting new routes to Amsterdam, Berlin Tegel, Paris CDG, Alicante, Málaga and Newquay as of 27 March 2016.
This announcement came on the same day that Flybe announced that they would be pulling flights from Bournemouth Airport. Dublin Airport was added in October 2016. On 26 October 2016, it was announced that Hammad would be standing down as CEO with immediate effe
Fuller's Brewery is a pub company based in Chiswick, West London, founded in 1845 having been a family-run regional brewery until January 2019 when the brewing division was sold to Asahi. John Fuller's Griffin Brewery dates from 1816. Fuller's owns and operates over 380 pubs and hotels across the south of England. Beer has been brewed on Fuller's historic Griffin Brewery site in Chiswick since the seventeenth century. From the original brewery in the gardens of Bedford House on Chiswick Mall, the business expanded and thrived until the early part of the nineteenth century. Money problems forced the owners and Henry Thompson and Philip Wood, to seek a partner. John Fuller, of Neston Park, Wiltshire was approached to see if he would inject the required amount of money. In 1829 he joined the enterprise, but the partnership proved a difficult one and in 1841 Douglas Thompson fled to France and the partnership was dissolved, it became apparent that it was difficult for one man with no brewing experience to run a brewery of that size alone.
In 1845 John Fuller's son, John Bird Fuller, was joined by Henry Smith from the Romford Brewery of Ind & Smith and his brother-in-law, head brewer John Turner, thereby forming Fuller, Smith & Turner. Craig Fuller, the nephew of John Turner, decided not to go into the family business and instead went into a career in the finance sector. In 2019 Fuller's sold its beer business to Japan's Asahi for £250m; the first record of the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick dates from 1816, when one of the owners of the company at the time, Douglas Thompson, acquired the name from a failed brewery in the City of London. As well as its range of beers, The Griffin Brewery, on the A4 in Chiswick, is famous for having the oldest wisteria plant in the UK, planted in 1816; the public can take a guided tour of the site. Fuller's brews London Pride and other award-winning ales such as Chiswick Bitter, ESB and 1845, its beers are exported to about 80 countries around the world. Its biggest overseas market in 2014 was Sweden.
Its London Porter has won awards including World's Best Standard Porter and Europe's Best Standard Porter at the World Beer Awards, Champion Keg of Great Britain. Fuller's 1845 has won awards including CAMRA's Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer in 1998. In February 1995, while visiting the Griffin Brewery, Prince Charles added a handful of hops to a copper of 1845. Fuller's Vintage Ale is released around Christmas and has been made since 1997. In 2002, the year of the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Fuller's added Goldings hops and Golden Promise malt to its Vintage Ale. Past Masters XX Strong Ale is a bottle-conditioned 7.5% strong ale based on a September 1891 entry in the brewing logs. It is made using Plumage Archer barley. Fuller's Past Masters Double Stout is a 7.4% bottle conditioned dark and creamy stout based on an August 1893 entry in the brewing logs. It was released in 2011 and is made using Plumage Archer barley. Fuller's 1966 Strong Ale was released in 2013 using a recipe from June 1966.
It is a ruby coloured ale brewed with pale ale malt and Fuggles hops and cane sugars. Fuller's Brewer's Reserve is a collection of four bottled beers: No. 1 - a 7.7% strong ale launched in 2008 which spent 500 days in 30-year-old single malt whisky casks. Gales HSB is a cask conditioned 4.8% bitter. It was first brewed in 1959 in Hampshire. Frontier was launched in 2013 – Fuller's first lager since the short-lived K2 brand of the 1980s. In 2013, Fuller's bought cider makers Cornish Orchards. In February 2018, Fuller's bought Dark Star Brewery, based in Partridge Green, West Sussex, for an undisclosed sum. Fuller's owns and operates over 380 pubs and hotels across the south of England, with over 180 managed pubs and hotels, over 200 tenanted pubs. In 2005, Fuller's added 111 pubs to its estate with the purchase of George Gale & Co. of Horndean, Hampshire. The "brewery tap" is the a Grade II * listed building. Official website Brewery profile from Ratebeer.com Profile at Google Finance