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Courts Furniture timeline

  • 1850 – Courts founded in Canterbury, England, by William Henry Court
  • 1945 – Courts sold to the Cohen brothers who began to expand the business
  • 1946 – Courts introduced hire purchase terms
  • 1959 – First overseas Courts store opened in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1959 – Courts listed on London Stock Exchange. By this stage Courts had 34 retail stores in the UK
  • 1965 – Courts opened first store in Barbados and diversified product range to include electricals
  • 1969 – Courts Jamaica listed on local stock exchange
  • 1971 – Courts entry into the Pacific Ocean (Fiji) and Singapore
  • 1978 – Courts Barbados listed on local stock exchange
  • 2003 – Courts PLC goes into administration
  • 2006 (December) – Regal Forest Holdings Limited, a retailer of El Salvador assumed ownership of the 11 Caribbean businesses formerly owned by Courts PLC.