BAIRD FAMILY TREE
Alexandre founded - manufacturer and retailer of menswear.
Alexandre commences partnership with American Armed Forces in Europe.
UDS Tailoring formed from John Collier and Alexandre merger.
Burton acquires John Collier and Alexandre.
Centaur Clothes Group acquires business from Burton.
William Baird PLC buys Centaur Clothes Group. Renamed as Baird Menswear Brands (BMB).
Alexandre awarded Royal Warrants.
Alexandre opens first stores with American Forces in the USA and acquires the Jeff Banks license.
Debenhams suit exclusivity obtained. Alexandre wins Gold Award for Export.
Arcadia suit exclusively obtained.
BMB acquired via management buyout from William Baird.
Export Award. Launch clothing in Sainsbury's via BMB Apparel.
Buy dormant Baracuta brand.
Baracuta wins Export Award, Arafa Holdings acquires shares in BMB.
BMB acquire Stuncroft Brands and Addison & Steele Tailoring.
Sell BMB Apparel to Li and Fung.
Acquired the Pierre Cardin Licence, purchased the Crowther Group and Worth Valley Menswear.
Arafa combine UK investment SRG and BMB into Baird Group. Acquired 1 ...Like No Other.
Baird sells Suits You and Melka. Retains Racing Green and Young's Hire. Sells Baracuta to Italian brand house WP.
Baird starts Suit Direct outlet business. Launch BMB websites:
Convert Goole warehouse into factory outlet. Montague mills. Move to new London showroom.