Group    From 1750 

Finlays

From Finlays we learn that: James Finlay (d. 1790) began his career in Glasgow in the family textile business selling cotton goods. He moved into embroidered muslins and also manufacture. His son KIrkman (d.1842) expanded the company taking over 3 mills in Scotland and selling the produce to Europe, the Americas and India. Initially the cotton came from the Americas but with the civil war there Finlays began acquiring their cotton from India. Their tea business started in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and expanded into Africa. 2000 taken over by the Swire Group (see the Swire war memorials).

A small office was opened in London in 1871 but the head office did not move from Glasgow to London until 2007.

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Finlays

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Tea trade - St Katharine Docks

The Tea Trade at St Katharine Docks This plaque commemorates 335 years of th...

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Sir Albert Levy

Sir Albert Levy

Founder of the Ardath Tobacco Company.  Honorary Treasurer at the Royal Free Hospital in 1926. See Lord Riddell.  Also helped fund the 1928 new extension for which the maternity section was named t...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Germany

1 memorial
Legal and General

Legal and General

British multinational financial services and asset management company headquartered in London.

Group, Commerce

2 memorials
Red Lion, Kilburn

Red Lion, Kilburn

Closed Pubs has a good picture of the current building and gives: "The Red Lion was situated at 34 Kilburn High Road. This pub was known as The Westbury at time of closure in 2012. Rebuilt in the l...

Place, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Keith Nigel Loudoun-Shand, OBE, TD

Keith Nigel Loudoun-Shand, OBE, TD

He is shown as Keith Loudoun-Shand on the Tea Industry plaque on Sir John Lyon House, 8 High Timber Street, London, EC4. Tea broker. Major in the Queen's Royal Rifles, awarded the OBE in 1965. Sour...

Person, Armed Forces, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Joseph Whitehead & Sons Ltd

Joseph Whitehead & Sons Ltd

Contractor in marble work, responsible for the design and execution of works such as the drinking fountains for the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. Based at Imperial W...

Group, Architecture, Commerce, Property, Sculpture

4 memorials