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What is Ryman history

By Ryman Virtual Assistant | Updated 1 Mar 2019 | Created 11 Jan 2019


In 1893, Henry J Ryman opened his first store in London at Great Portland Street.

Henry John Ryman passed away, in 1931. Ryman Jr. became the chairman of Ryman Ltd, in the same year. In 1956, Ryman Ltd.’s Bond Street branch in central London, becomes the first self-service stationery store in the UK.

In 1968 Ryman Stationery briefly joins forces with Terence Conran of Habitat, forming the new company ‘Ryman-Conran’. In 1971, the company ‘Ryman-Conran’ partnership ends. In the ensuing year, 1972 Ryman was taken over by the Burton Group.

In 1981, the company was bought by entrepreneur Jennifer d’Abo. In 1983 the number of branches had grown to forty four. Theo Paphitis acquired Ryman Ltd in 1995.

Ryman Direct’ mail order catalogue was launched in the next year, 1996. In 1998 Theo Paphitis launched the Ryman website as a transactional point of sale. Ryman joined Twitter, in 2009.

Ryman Stationery launched YouTube channel in 2012. In the ensuing year, 2013 Ryman celebrated 120 Years since opening their first store in 1893. Ryman had 237 stores spread across the UK, in 2013.

In the year after, 2014 Pre-tax profits rised from £5.4m to £5.8m. Ryman had 232 stores in 2014. Ryman YouTube channel had 628,795 views, in 2019.

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