Cath Kidston Limited

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Cath Kidston Limited
Limited company
IndustryHome furnishing
FoundedApril 13, 1993 (1993-04-13)
FounderCath Kidston

Cath Kidston Limited was registered with Companies House, on 3 April 1993.[1] In 2009, the company's profits jumped more than 60 percent from £2.9million to £4.6million.[2] Sales rose to £31.3m, compared with £19.3m the year before.[2] This was partly due to new store openings.[2] She sold most of her shares in the company in 2010. She sold them to private equity investors called TA Associates.[3] She kept some shares. She is the company's Creative Director.[3]

Collaborations[change | change source]

Kidston has worked with Milletts to design tents (2005-6).[4] She designed mobile phones for Nokia and the Carphone Warehouse in 2006.[4] She worked with Roberts to design radios, from 2005 onwards.[4] In 2008 she worked with Tesco to produce shopping bags made from plastic bottles,.[4] The bags were sold to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. They raised almost £500000.[4] The bags saved about 6000000 plastic bottles from being used as landfill.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CATH KIDSTON LIMITED: OpenCorporates". OpenCorporates. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Cath Kidston to pocket £30m from sale of brand 20 years after shop assistant created famous nostalgic designs". Mail Online. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hall, James (2010-12-05). "Cath Kidston plans Far East push - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "About Cath Kidston". Cath Kiston Limited. Retrieved 29 April 2011.