Dunelm was founded in 1979 selling curtains on a Leicester market stall. Today, the major focus is out-of-town and multi-channel retailing of homewares.
John Browett succeeded as CEO
Will Adderley became Deputy Chairman
Eight strategic initiatives launched
Second warehouse opened at Stoke
New contact centre opened at Radcliffe
Tenth anniversary of flotation on the Stock Exchange
Worldstores, Kiddicare & Achica businesses acquired
Andy Harrison appointed Chairman
John Browett joined as CEO designate
Keith Down succeeded David Stead as CFO
William Reeve and Peter Ruis joined as Non-Executive Directors
Major upgrade to website
Fogarty brand acquired
Will Adderley appointed as Chief Executive Officer.
Andy Harrison appointed as Non-Executive Director.
New brand focus and logo rebranded from Dunelm Mill to Dunelm.
The new brand focus reinforces Dunelm’s strategy to offer a wide choice of products, exceptional value for money and excellent service.
Liz Doherty appointed as Non-Executive Director.
Launch of TV advertising campaign.
Matt Davies appointed as Non-Executive Director.
Launch of mobile online site.
New Head Office opened in Syston, Leicestershire.
Nick Wharton appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Will Adderley appointed Executive Deputy Chairman.
100th store opens, in Liverpool
On-line store relaunched and range expanded.
Stoke warehouse extended, capacity doubled.
Worldwide rights to Dorma brand acquired.
Simon Emeny appointed as Non-Executive Director.
Opening of Stoke warehouse/closure of Burton warehouse.
Launch of online store.
Flotation on London Stock Exchange.
Geoff Cooper appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.
Marion Sears appointed as Non-Executive Director.
David Stead joins as Finance Director.
New Central Warehouse opened in Burton.
Acquisition of Bellbird Ltd, custom-made curtain facility.
Head office and warehouse established in Syston, Leicester.
Will Adderley appointed as Managing Director.
First Superstore opened in Rotherham.
First Dunelm store opened in Churchgate, Leicester.
Business founded by Bill and Jean Adderley, selling curtains on a Leicester market stall.