Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Mulberry and its Ivall connection

Mulberry is an upmarket fashion company known internationally for its leather goods, especially women’s handbags. The company was founded in 1971 by Roger Saul with the assistance of his mother Joan Saul nee Legg. Joan is a great granddaughter of Kate Bainbrigge Legg nee Ivall (1836-1917). Kate was a daughter of David Ivall (1795-1850), a highly successful coachmaker.

Roger Saul was ousted from Mulberry in 2003 following a boardroom coup in 2002. The Daily Mail published an article about Roger, based on an interview with him in 2011. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018144/The-man-lost-Mulberry--billion-pound-fortune-says-hes-NOT-bitter-amazing-success.html. 
It contains pictures of Roger plus information about his business life.

The BBC programme Countryfile broadcast on October 23rd 2016 contained an item about Roger's project to grow a commercial crop of walnuts on his farm in Somerset. Radio Times published an article about this, which is shown below (click on it to read the missing RHS text).
From Radio Times 22 - 28 October 2016

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