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Hicking Pentecost and Co

From Graces Guide

Hicking Pentecost and Co, of Nottingham, bleachers, dyers and suppliers to lace and other textile industries

c.1900 Company founded

1946 Hicking Pentecost and Co Ltd was incorporated

1946 Company incorporated to acquire several companies in Nottingham. Public offer of shares[1]. Companies acquired included:

all in the Nottingham area.

Became Hicking Pentecost PLC

1989 The company was still described as a textile group when 14.8 percent of its shares were acquired by Robertshaw Holdings[2]

1990 The company was described as a diversified group (clothing manufacture to steel forgings)[3]

1993 The textiles to specialist-products group was ungeared and seeking acquisitions[4]

1994 Acquired Dewey Waters, maker of water storage systems, from Bimec Industries which was in receivership[5].

1997 Described as specialist industrial threads company[6]

1999 Hicking Pentecost, which owned Barbour Threads, was acquired by rival Coats Viyella[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 30, 1946
  2. The Times, February 21, 1989
  3. The Times, November 13, 1990
  4. The Times, June 08, 1993
  5. The Times, December 08, 1994
  6. The Times, June 11, 1997
  7. The Times, August 10, 1999