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of 100 Brompton Rd, London
1963 The investments of the company were still dominated by textile-related activities but there had been some diversification; the main divisions were:
1965 More than half of profits came from Engineering, which justified the policy of diversification; would continue to broaden the company
1966 A director, Bernard Boxall, was one of the first members of the Industrial Reorganization Corporation
1968 Acquired Warne Co which became part of the new Rubber Division
1969 Rubber Division closed a loss-making subsidiary
1972 Had a Polymer Division with an industrial section, and a medical and dispenser section; Textile Division sold 2 loss-making companies
1973 Highest declared profit in the company's history; William Warne and Co had recovered from its substantial loss; Barbour Threads, the main component of Textiles, had substantially increased its profits
1973 Acquired Whiteley, Lang and Neill, precision engineers.
1977 Textiles made almost as much profit as Engineering, despite much lower turnover