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Grovewood Securities

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1914 Founded as Lady Workers' Homes.

c.1958 Name changed to Grovewood Securities.

1959 Acquired the chemicals group Bush Beach and Segner Bayley.[1]

1961 Bought a controlling interest in Brands Hatch.[2]

1963 Owners of Mallory Park through Brand's Hatch Circuit Ltd. Also owners of Snetterton.[3]

1963 Acquired all the issued share capital of Cheshire Car Circuit, the firm which runs Oulton Park.[4]

1963 Bid to buy Cadwell Park, Louth, Lincs.[5]

1965 Acquired Ranton and Co.[6]

1969 Grovewood Securities to form a new company British Melamine Tableware Co from parts of British Industrial Plastics and Ranton and Co[7]

Chairman is John Danny

1970 Acquired Antiference.[8]

1975 Acquired by Eagle Star Insurance Co.[9]

1978 Buy Champneys Health Farm at Tring.[10]

1979 Takes 29% stake in Duple International.[11]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, December 3, 1959
  2. Daily Herald - Tuesday 18 April 1961
  3. The Sphere - Saturday 23 March 1963
  4. Cheshire Observer - Friday 28 June 1963
  5. Belfast Telegraph - Tuesday 02 July 1963
  6. The Times, April 6, 1965
  7. Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 08 August 1969
  8. The Times, April 8, 1970
  9. The Times, March 4, 1975
  10. Buckinghamshire Examiner - Friday 23 June 1978
  11. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 13 January 1979