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Fred Perry

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Triple Wimbledon champion, Fred Perry, was born to be a cotton spinner. Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, he won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships from 1934 to 1936. He shot to fame in Britain as the first tennis player to win a career grand slam at age 26 in 1935 when he won all four major singles titles.

In the 1940s, Fred Perry was approached by an ex-Austrian football player, Tibby Wegner, who had invented the first sweatband. Wegner and Perry worked together to launch the sweatband as his first product. In 1952, he founded the Fred Perry brand, designing his first shirt the same year. At the time it was only available in white and branded specifically as a tennis shirt. The idea for the logo, the laurel wreath, was based on the original Wimbledon symbol.

Company Information
Annual Sales:

£122.3m

Segments / Shopping Categories:

menswear; womenswear; sportswear; footwear

Company Size (No. of Employees): 340
Parent Company/Key Investors:

Hit Union Co. Limited (Japanese)

UK Standalone Stores: 18
International Stores & Stockists: 156
Total Global Stores & Stockists: 176
Key Concessions:

Debenhams; House of Fraser; Very; John Lewis & Partners

Group Companies:

Fred Perry; Lavenham

Key Brands Stocked:

Fred Perry; Laurel

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
37 Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell WC1X 0AA
Head Office Telephone: 0808 129 3515
Key Locations:

UK; Japan; China; Saudi Arabia; Thailand

Key Executives
Managing Director: Richard Gilmore
Buying Director: Daniel Storey (Buying Manager)
Design Director: Rob Gaitt (Global Brand Director)
Retail Director: Stuart Beastall (Operations Director)
Digital Director: Marni Dasanjh (E-Commerce Manager)
HR Director: Cathy Cano (Head of HR)
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