Walker Greenbank (WGB) - Scion Brand Wins Award
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Walker Greenbank PLC
13 November 2012
For immediate release 13 November 2012
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
Further details of Scion's Melinki collection can be viewed at this link:
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
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
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
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