Ted Baker

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Ted Baker
Type Public (LSETED)
Industry Apparel Stores
Founded Glasgow (1988)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Robert Breare (Chairman)
Ray Kelvin CBE (CEO)
Products Men's clothing
Women's clothing
Men's Accessories
Women's Accessories
Revenue £321.9 million (2014)[1]
Operating income £39.6 million (2014)[1]
Net income £28.9 million (2014)[1]
Employees 8000 (2012)[2]
Website www.tedbaker.com

Ted Baker plc is a British clothing retail company. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History[edit]

Ted Baker's managing director, Ray Kelvin, started his first store in March 1988 in Glasgow[3], and opened further stores in Manchester, Plymouth, and Nottingham.[4]

In 1990 Ted Baker opened a store in Covent Garden (with additional stores in London's Soho, Nottingham and Leeds) and Kelvin bought the company outright from part-owners Goldberg and Sons.[4] A new range, Ted Baker Woman, was launched in 1995.[4]

Stores in the United Kingdom[edit]

Ted Baker has a number of stand-alone stores in the UK. The Ted Baker range is also sold by other retailers (which it refers to as Ted Baker Trustees), in particular in stores of the John Lewis Partnership and House of Fraser. Ted Baker also has stores at Bicester Village Retail Outlet, at Swindon's Great Western Designer Outlet, Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. There is a Ted Baker concession in all Selfridges & Co stores; London, Birmingham, Manchester and the Trafford Centre.[4]

International stores[edit]

Ted Baker has stores and outlets in the rest of Europe, United States of America, Canada, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East. It opened its flagship store on New York City's Fifth Avenue in August 2012.[5]

Wholesale operations[edit]

Ted Baker has expanded its high street presence through its wholesale business which includes Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Norway, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium as well as the British Isles. Wholesale operations commenced in 1994 through careful selection of retail stores.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Annual Results 2014". Tedbakerplc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Ray Kelvin: Would the real Ted Baker please stand up? - Telegraph". 
  3. ^ Previous name of the company was: NO ORDINARY DESIGNER LABEL PLC, source: http://www.companieslist.co.uk/03393836-ted-baker-plc
  4. ^ a b c d e "Our Timeline". Ted Baker. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Thompson, James (12 June 2012). "Jubilee celebration gives Ted Baker a lift". Evening Standard. Retrieved 12 June 2012.