Happy Birthday!

December 14th, 2015 by Mark Henderson, Chief Executive in Mark Henderson, Home Group CEO, blog

Mark Henderson

No, it’s not mine just in case you are wondering! It’s actually Home Group’s 80th Birthday.

It’s the anniversary of many other things besides, not least the obscure anniversary of when Italo Marcioni first patented the ice cream cone.

Sadly our first steps weren’t anything like as light-hearted. In the 1930s the north east of England was suffering from the ravages of the Great Depression, with traditional industries such as coal mining and ship building suffering from the downturn in world trade which followed the Wall Street Crash.

In January 1932 the national unemployment rate reached 22%, but in the north east it was much higher – Jarrow suffered particularly badly with two thirds of the working population unemployed. So pretty understandably, at Home Group we’re very proud of our heritage....

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