Pilkington's Group - History

History

Pilkington's Group was established in 1891. In the early 1900s, Pilkington's Lancastrian Pottery & Tiles was formed as a result of an amalgamation of the skills of William Burton and the company's team of artists and designers from Minton Hollins and Wedgwood. In 1913 the company was awarded the Royal Warrant, and Royal Lancastrian Pottery was created. By 1938 the company began to specialise in ceramic wall tiles. The Group was previously known as Pilkington's Tiles Group Plc. As of Monday 14th June 2010 Paul Flint and Brian Green of KPMG LLP were appointed joint administrators of the Pilkington's Group Plc, Pilkington's Tiles Ltd and Quiligotti Access Flooring Ltd. The affairs, business and property of the companies are being managed by the joint administrators. The decision to appoint administrators followed an unsuccessful attempt to refinance the Pilkington's Group business.

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