McBride plc

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McBride plc
Industry Household & personal care products
Founded 1927
Headquarters Manchester, UK
Area served
UK, Europe
Key people
Iain Napier, (Chairman)
Rik De Vos, (CEO)
Revenue £813.9 million (2012)[1]
£48.0 million (2010)[1]
£22.1 million (2010)[1]
Number of employees
5,095 (2010)[1]

McBride plc (LSEMCB) is a leading British-based manufacturing business, noted as being Europe's biggest maker of retailer own brand household and personal care goods.[2] It produces brands, such as Oven Pride, Limelite, Surcare, Sensei, Frish Stick and Gentelle and also provides contract manufacturing for other brand owners.[3] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index.


The Company was founded by Robert McBride in Manchester in 1927 to make chemical process products.[4] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973.[4] In 1978 it was acquired by BP.[4] In 1987 it bought Camille Simon, a leading laundry products business founded in 1898.[4] In 1993 BP sold the Company to a group of private equity investors, with business floated in 1995 on the London Stock Exchange.[citation needed] The group has grown through organic growth and acquisition to reach sales of over £800m.[when?] The company has over 20 manufacturing operations in 10 countries; UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland in Europe, and China, Malayasia and Vietnam in Asia.[citation needed]


The Group is organised into three divisions: UK, WCE (Western Continental Europe), and CEE (Central and Eastern Europe).[citation needed]

McBride also has a small developing business in Asia following the acquisition of Fortlab.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c d Annual Report 2010
  2. ^ "STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-McBride gains, bid talk cited". 6 September 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d McBride: Our History - Early Days

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