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Revision as of 15:19, 13 July 2020

1957.

The Owen Organisation was a diversified firm built up from its origins in Rubery Owen with Alfred George Beech Owen and Ernest William Beech Owen (1910–1967) as managing directors; the other third of the company was owned by their sister, Jean. The managing directors remunerated themselves modestly and the company paid no dividends.

1957 It consisted of:

1959 Companies forming the Organization:

1969 The organisation was one of the biggest private businesses in Britain, with a workforce of about 16,000. Alfred Owen retired due to ill-health.

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Sir Alfred George Beech Owen, ODNB