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Walker Greenbank WGB Scion Brand Wins Award

  Walker Greenbank (WGB) - Scion Brand Wins Award

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Walker Greenbank PLC
13 November 2012






For immediate release 13 November 2012

                                      

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                             WALKER GREENBANK PLC

                    ("Walker Greenbank" or "the Company")

  

                       Scion wins House Beautiful Award

               and Launches Licensed Rugs, Bedlinen and Towels





Walker GreenbankPLC(AIM: WGB), the  luxury interior furnishings group  whose 
brands include  Sanderson,  Morris &  Co.,  Harlequin, Zoffany  and  Scion,is 
pleased to announce  that its  Scion brand  has won  the Gold  Award for  Best 
Fabric in House Beautiful magazine's 2012 awards.



This prestigious award underlines the  speed with which Scion has  established 
itself in  the interiors  marketplace.  The Scion  brand, which  was  created 
in-house at Walker Greenbank and launched  in February this year, is a  young, 
contemporary interiors brand with accessible pricing.



House Beautiful's  gold award  for  Best Fabric  was  awarded to  the  printed 
fabrics in Scion's  launch collection,  Melinki. The Melinki  fabrics are  all 
printed at Walker Greenbank's  textiles factory in  Lancaster and priced  from 
£25 a metre.



This latest accolade  follows shortly  after one of  Scion's Melinki  designs, 
Berry Tree, won theHomes  & Gardens 2012  award for Best  Fabric under £30  a 
metre.



Further details of  Scion's Melinki  collection can  be viewed  at this  link: 
www.scion.uk.com/default.aspx.



Scion is  also  launching  a  range of  licensed  products,  highlighting  the 
progress achieved  in the  brand's  launch year  and  the versatility  of  the 
Melinki designs. The licensed products  will initially include rugs,  bedlinen 
and towels.



Brink & Campman, the prestige rugmaker based in the Netherlands, will  produce 
the rugs whilst Bedeck, the UK's leading bedlinen specialist, will produce the
bedlinen and towels.



John Sach,  Walker  Greenbank's Chief  Executive,  said: "I'm  delighted  that 
Scion's debut  collection has  won the  Gold Award  for Best  Fabric in  House 
Beautiful's 2012 awards.  The award  reflects the  broad appeal  of the  Scion 
brand, which we  created in-house and  launched earlier this  year. I am  also 
delighted that we have been able to  license the Scion designs in the  brand's 
first year to create a range  of lifestyle products to complement the  brand's 
wallpapers and fabrics."





For further information:



Walker Greenbank PLC                               +44 (0) 844 543 4668
John Sach, Chief Executive
Caroline Geary, Company Secretary


Seymour Pierce
Mark Percy / Catherine Leftley - Nominated Adviser +44 (0) 20 7107 8000
Katie Ratner - Corporate Broking                   +44 (0) 20 7107 8058
Buchanan                                           +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Mark Court/Fiona Henson / Sophie Cowles



                     This information is provided by RNS
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