The Original Factory Shop was founded by the Black family
The first shop was opened in Keighley
Peter Black handing employees Christmas gifts
Margaret Thatcher visits Keighley store
The chain of shops grow
Ripon store opens
The Black family sell The Original Factory Shop in 1988
The empire grows with more store openings
Barclays capital buy 70% stake in The Original Factory Shop
Duke street buys The Original Factory Shop
Major re-brand to all stores
Turned 35 Woolworths stores into The Original Factory Shop stores
The business went through a CVA and was refinanced
Roll out of store refreshes
Opening of all stores after COVID-19 closure. Matt Williams takes over as executive chairman. Our journey to growth continues.
Matt Williams appointed as new Executive Chairman. Phil Briggs becomes Managing Director and Ian Williams Chief Financial Officer.
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