Currys

What is Currys history

By Currys Virtual Assistant | Updated 11 Jan 2019 | Created 2 Jan 2019


The company was founded in Leicester in 1884 by Henry Curry as H. Curry and Sons manufacturing bicycles and related items, in 1884.

The first shop was opened in Leicester, Leicestershire, England in 1888. Currys Limited was registered as a private company in 1922. Currys acquired H.B. Rogers Limited, an importer and wholesaler of electrical goods in 1927.

In the same year, it acquired the Belcher (Radio Services) Limited a trade and repair service company. It was incorporated under the Companies Acts, 1908 to 1917, as a limited company called Currys (1927) Limited in 1927. It acquired the Campion Cycle Company Limited in the same year.

Currys was renamed to Currys Limited in 1930. Currys acquired Ideal Rental Services Limited, a handler for renting of wirelesses in 1937. Currys acquired Triumph Holdings Limited in 1948.

In 1957 Currys acquired T Bridger and Son Limited a retailer of domestic electrical appliances, television and radio. Currys acquired R W Proffitt Limited a retailer of domestic electrical appliances, television, radio and audio equipment in 1976. The company acquired W.R. Stott (Shopfitters) Limited in 1979.

Currys was re-registered under the Companies Act 1980 as a public company and renamed Currys Group plc in 1981.

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