Price & Company Ltd, was established in Robert Street, Brighton in 1850 by a Miss Price. The business specialised in the manufacture of mattresses, which at that time were solely dependent on straw as a filling.
In 1945 Norman Stace purchased the company from the founder's nephew and expanded the bedding side by manufacturing and introducing sprung mattresses and divans.
Working alongside Norman from 1947, as an apprentice upholsterer aged 14 was Bill Green, who became a Director and an invaluable member of the Company, until his retirement 50 years later, in 1997.
The nature of the work demanded upholsterers and seamstresses who in turn became an ideally suited workforce for the next stage of development; curtain making. It was only a matter of time before the company decided to expand further, this time into the distribution of curtain tapes and other complementary lines.
Where is Price and Company Ltd.