Brierley exits GPG leftover

Fri 14 Aug

Veteran investor Sir Ron Brierley is understood to have sold out of British company Coats Group, formerly known as GPG, ending an association stretching back 25 years.


Coats Group chief executive Paul Forman

Coats sinks into the red in first half

Tue 4 Aug

Coats Group turned to a first-half loss after a writedown on the sale of its unprofitable EMEA crafts business.

Sir Ron Brierley

Ron Brierley quits Coats Group board, ending 25-year tenure

Tue 21 Apr 6

In announcing the resignation, Coats chairman Mike Clasper thanked Brierley "for his extensive contribution over many years."

Coats chief executive Paul Forman

GPG annual profit drops 61% as 2013 asset sales wash through, rebrands to Coats

Fri 27 Feb

Net profit fell to 9 million British pounds in calendar 2014 from 23 million pounds a year earlier.

Coats chief executive Paul Forman

GPG's Coats sells EMEA crafts unit for US$10m

Fri 20 Feb

"The agreement to sell EMEA crafts follows a comprehensive review of the business, including its strategic fit within Coats, and the formulation of a turnaround plan"

Guinness Peat Group chairman Mike Clasper

GPG's Coats posts flat 3rd-quarter sales, affirms full year target

Tue 28 Oct

GPG's Coats posts flat third-quarter sales, still working through UK pension liability.


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