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What is Ryman history

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


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

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’. The company ‘Ryman-Conran’ partnership ends, in 1971. Ryman was taken over by the Burton Group in the ensuing year, 1972.

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

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

Ryman Stationery launched YouTube channel in 2012. In the following 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 ensuing year, 2014, Pre-tax profits rised from £5.4m to £5.8m. In 2014 Ryman had 232 stores. Ryman YouTube channel had 628,795 views in 2019.

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