Christie & Co reflects on its past

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Richard Hawkins| What separates successful companies from unsuccessful ones is the source of endless fascination. The Business of Adding Value. A Short History of Christie Group adds much to the debate. It shows that a successful company is one that combines an ambitious but realistic development programme with an ability to quickly recognise setbacks, both internally and within the wider economy, and rectify them effectively before they pull the whole company down. Christie & Co traces its origins back to 1935 when three able, middle-class, young men pooled their resources to establish a business agency called Christie, Owen and Davies in Baker Street, London. Two shillings and sixpence (12p) was paid for cord hair carpet, £10 for desks and £25 for typewriters and the three never needed a formal partnership agreement. The oldest and most experienced founder, George Christie, overcame deafness, a huge problem for a negotiator using the telephone constantly, by having his secretary hold his earpiece, wri

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