Ray Kelvin

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Raymond Stuart Kelvin CBE (born on 11 December 1955 in North London)[1] is the founder of Ted Baker. He started off working in his uncle's menswear shop in Enfield at the age of eleven.[2] and founded the Ted Baker brand in 1988,[3] when he opened up a shop specializing in men's shirts in Glasgow. He has continued to expand his business and Ted Baker is now an internationally-recognised brand.


Kelvin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Bath in 2007. In the 2011 New Year Honours, Kelvin was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the fashion industry.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Kelvin's ex-wife is actress Georgia Slowe. They were married for six years before splitting up in 1999 and divorcing in 2000. They have two sons together, Josh Kelvin and Ben. Kelvin married his second wife, Clare, in March 2012.[5]