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Findel plc

Findel Plc
Private company limited by shares
Industry Mail Order, Retail
Founded 1962
Headquarters Hyde, Greater Manchester
Area served
UK, Northern Ireland
Revenue £514.7m (2014)[1]

Findel plc is a British home shopping company, based in Hyde, Greater Manchester. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its chairman is David Sugden.


  • Group Companies 1
    • Express Gifts 1.1
    • Findel Education 1.2
    • 1.3
  • History 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Group Companies

Express Gifts

Express Gifts Ltd, the largest company within the Findel plc group, sells greeting cards, gifts, home and garden items through its Studio and Ace catalogues and 24Studio / 24ace websites.

Express Gifts is a multi-channel retailer that offers home shopping services to over 1.5 million people per year through a combination of direct catalogue marketing and online shopping. Express Gifts is a credit proposition offering customers credit accounts. The credit proposition gives Express Gifts a USP that isn't available on the High Street.

Express Gifts[2] operate through a number of brands, 24studio, 24ace, HalfCost, Health & Home Shopping and Webb Ivory Fundraising.

Findel Education

Findel Education is the largest dedicated supplier of educational resources in Europe, with a Head Office in the Hyde area of Greater Manchester. Customers include state and independent schools from nursery to secondary level, hospitals, charities, and other educational bodies. Product range covers all curriculum subjects as well as all the furniture, audio-visual, stationery and janitorial needs of schools and nurseries. The company trades in the UK and internationally through a series of high profile catalogue brands including Findel Education, Findel International, Hope Education, Hope Early Years, GLS, Davies Sports, LDA, Philip Harris, UNILAB, NES Arnold, Galt and Step by Step. Findel Education undertakes PFI work in the UK.

Bought as package together with Kleeneze, Kitbag describes itself as Europe's largest online sports retailer. See Kitbag more details.


Findel started as a greeting card company and went public in the early 1960s under the name "Fine Art Developments."[3] It spun off its greeting card business in 1997 as a separate company called "Creative Publishing",[4] which was subsequently acquired by Hallmark Cards in 1998.[5] The company changed its name to "Findel plc" in 2000.

In August 2010, Findel sold and I Want One of Those to The Hut Group.

In April 2013, Findel sold its healthcare division, NRS, to LDC, and in March 2015 Findel sold its Kleeneze business to CVSL Inc.


  1. ^ "Findel PLC: Annual Reports & Accounts 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^  
  3. ^ (14 December 2004). Top marks for quick switch, Yorkshire Post
  4. ^ (17 May 1997). Fine Art Developments to spin off card operation, The Independent
  5. ^ (10 July 1998). Hallmark Cards agrees to buy British competitor, Southeast Missourian (Associated Press story)

External links

  • Findel Group website
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