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1947. Prestige Hollow-Ground Cutlery.
February 1954.

of Burnley, Lancashire

1936 Private company.

1948 Company made public.

c.1951 Agents for "Prestige" knives and cooking appliances (see advert)

1956 British subsidiary of Ekco Products of Chicago; the 2 companies formed closer links with Venesta by appointing the chairman of Ekco to the board of Venesta[1]

1956 Company name changed to Prestige Group in order to reflect the name of the principal product group of the company[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 23, 1956
  2. The Times, Mar 27, 1956