Global Luxury Brands (GLB) is excited to announce that they are to acquire the iconic mail order china and giftware business, Goviers of Sidmouth.
Simon Willis, owner of GLB and Alan Morgenroth, owner of Goviers of Sidmouth, first met in 1994 when Simon was Sales & Marketing Director of Royal Crown Derby. Over the next 25 years Simon and Alan worked closely together as supplier and customer and also as friends who share a common appreciation for quality products and outstanding customer service. Over that 25-year period Goviers business grew spectacularly with Royal Crown Derby, as well as within the field of Royal and general commemoratives, for which Goviers has become renown worldwide.
When Simon left Royal Crown Derby in 2013 and set up GLB little did he think that just over five years later, he would be acquiring one of the UK’s leading retailers of commemoratives and giftware. When Goviers of Sidmouth Limited moves to Staffordshire in July GLB will continue to support the same high quality brands and hope to provide the knowledgeable and friendly customer service for which Goviers have become renown.
Simon commented: “When the chance to acquire Goviers of Sidmouth came up, following Alan’s decision to retire from the business, it was something we felt we were destined to pursue. We very much want to carry on the business in the style that has made Goviers what it is today, but will try to inject new ranges where appropriate as well as developing the online business and would welcome discussions with new suppliers.”
Alan echoed the positive sentiment, saying: “I have known Simon in a professional capacity (and as a friend) for over 20 years and I can think of no better person to maintain and expand the Goviers of Sidmouth mail order business.”