1969


The Original Factory Shop was founded by the Black family

1969, The Original Factory Shop is Founded

The first TOFs tore is opened in Keighley

The first shop was opened in Keighley





Peter Black handing employees Christmas gifts


Founder of The Original Factory Shop Gifting Employees

Margaret Thatcher visits TOFs Keighley Store

1970

Margaret Thatcher visits Keighley store




The chain of shops grow


More The Original Factory Shop Stores Opened

1985, The Original Factory Shop Store Opens in Ripon

1985

Ripon store opens





1988


The Black family sell The Original Factory Shop in 1988


1988, The Original Factory Shop is sold

1990, New TOFs stores open

1990

The empire grows with more store openings





2004


Barclays capital buy 70% stake in The Original Factory Shop


2004, Barclays Capital buy stake in The Original Factory Shop

2004, Duke Street Buys The Original Factory Shop

2004

Duke street buys The Original Factory Shop





2005


Major re-brand to all stores


2005, The Original Factory Shop Store Re-brand

2009, 35 Woolworth Stores Converted

2009

Turned 35 Woolworths stores into The Original Factory Shop stores





2018


The business went through a CVA and was refinanced


2018, The Original Factory Shop CVA process

2019, Roll-out of The Factory Shop Store Refreshes

2019

Roll out of store refreshes





2020


Opening of all stores after COVID-19 closure. Matt Williams takes over as executive chairman. Our journey to growth continues.


2020, The Original Factory Shop Stores made COVID-19 compliant

2020, New Chairman, MD and CFO appointed

2020

Matt Williams appointed as new Executive Chairman. Phil Briggs becomes Managing Director and Ian Williams Chief Financial Officer.