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1976 Acquired Royal Sovereign Group bringing stationery, office requisites, books, toys, toiletries and fancy goods into the group, in addition to the existing paper making, packaging, printing and stationery
By 1979 had also acquired John Heath.
1982 DRG (UK) Ltd. of Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, had subsidiary companies:
1989 Pembridge Investments acquired DRG
1990 DRG Stationery was sold to Biber Holdings of Switzerland. Its name was changed to John Dickinson Stationery Limited.