Newgate Clocks

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Newgate Clocks
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1991
Headquarters Shropshire, UK
Key people Jim Read (Managing director)
Chloe Read (Managing director)
Products Clocks, Mirrors, Photoframes
Employees 50

Newgate Clocks is a British company that design and manufacture decorative wall, mantel and alarm clocks for the home and gift industry. Owned by Jim and Chloe Read and based in Oswestry, Shropshire[1] in the United Kingdom, Newgate Clocks sells to high end department stores such as Selfridges and John Lewis.[1][2]

In 2008 Newgate Clocks took over the use of a disused Laura Ashley factory unit in Oswestry that urgently needed repairing and full refurbishment. As a result, Newgate called in the support of the Rural Regeneration Zone’s Redundant Buildings Grant (RBG) Scheme.[3] They received a £62,000 RGB grant and moved to the new premises in September 2008.[1]

In 2012 the comapny began manufacturing their clocks in the UK, after producing its products in China for eight years.[4]

Clocks manufactured by the company have appeared on the BBC's EastEnders. In January 2010, the firm were awarded a 'Business Opportunity Grant' from British Airways in order to assist their breakthrough into the American Market.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Help at hand for Newgate Clocks as they make big move", Birmingham Post, 11 August 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ Advantage West Midlands, 10 August 2009
  3. ^ Rural Regeneration Zone Summer 09 PDF Newsletter
  4. ^ "Newgate Clocks brings part of its manufacturing back from China", BBC News, 10 October 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  5. ^ Telegraph Jan 28 2010[broken citation]

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