Dorothy Perkins started under the name "Ladies Hosiery and Underwear Limited" in 1909. In 1939, the trading name 'Dorothy Perkins' was adopted, suggested by the directors wife and inspired by a British rambling rose.
Beginning a six-year relationship with Biba in 1969, Dorothy Perkins bought a controlling stake in the famous clothes company. Dorothy Perkins sold Biba make-up from its own stores and funded the opening of 'Big Biba', an iconic store on Kensington High Street, complete with its own roof gardens and pink flamingos.
Today, it is part of the Arcadia Group of affordable British high-street brands.
Annual Sales: £1,905.4B (Arcadia Group 2017)
Company Size (No. of Employees): 22,000 (Arcadia Group)
Parent Company/Key Investors: Arcadia Group Ltd.
UK Standalone Stores: 230
International Stores & Stockists: 125
Total Global Stores & Stockists: 355
Key Concessions: Debenhams; House of Fraser
Group Companies: Burton; Topshop; Topman; Miss Selfridge; Outfit; Outfit Kids; Evans; Wallis; Dorothy Perkins
Key Brands Stocked: Dorothy Perkins
Delivery Options: Next Day Delivery; Express Delivery; Standard Delivery
Key Countries Shipped To: UK
Head Office Address: Colegrave House, 70 Berners House, London W1T 3NL
PR Company: Arcadia handles PR in-house for Dorothy Perkins. Emily Denham - PR Coordinator email@example.com Alice Stuart - Press Officer 020 7612 2025 firstname.lastname@example.org Andrea Logan - PR Manager 020 7612 2025 email@example.com
Key Locations: UK; Cyprus; Thailand; Vietnam; Middle East
Head of Buying: Delia Phillips
Retail Director: Elaine A Smith
Digital Director: Richard Wilson (Head of Digital)
Head of Marketing: Stephanie Bamsey; Alex Maw
HR Director: Kim Jones
Chief Financial Officer: Chris Rostron (Finance Director)