Grattan plc

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Grattan Plc
Type Clothing
Industry Clothing catalogue
Founded 1912[1] as Grattan Stores
1995 as Grattan Plc
Founder(s) John Enrico Fattorini[2]
Headquarters Bradford[3], UK
Area served UK, Ireland
Products Clothing
Owner(s) Otto Group
Website http://www.grattan.co.uk/

Grattan is a British catalogue clothing retailer based in Bradford, UK with 18 stores and 2 main catalogues and a number of specialty catalogues. Grattan has approximately 2,600 employees.[1] Grattan catalogues was founded in 1912 by John Fattorini, in Bradford, Yorkshire. The company was purchased by Next plc for 300 million pounds in 1986. Grattan was purchased by Otto Versand in 1991 for 165 million pounds.[2] In 2000 its administrative department was merged with Freemans, under the banner of Otto UK.[4]

Grattan's celebrity campaigns have included model, Penny Lancaster-Stewart, TV presenter Nicky Hambleton-Jones.

In May 2009 the company announced plans to cut 160 jobs at its base in Bradford.[5]

Sponsorship[edit]

From 2006 to 2010, Odsal Stadium in Odsal, West Yorkshire, England, was named Grattan Stadium for sponsorship reasons. The venue is used for Rugby League games and is the home ground of Bradford Bulls.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Otto Group Companies: Grattan". Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Grattan Catalogue History
  3. ^ Grattan Corporate Information
  4. ^ "Grattan". Otto. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  5. ^ "More jobs to go at catalogue firm". BBC News. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 

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