Carpetright Plc. is a British retailer that specializes in floor coverings as well as beds, curtains, and blinds. The company came into being in 1988 as Lord Harris of Peckham opened his first shop in Canning Town. The company went public in 1993 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Since inception, the company has grown both organically and inorganically to become an international retailer operating in four European territories of the U.K., Netherlands Republic of Ireland, and Belgium.
In 1999, Carpetright Plc. purchased select shops of Carpetland and Allied Carpets as part of an expansion drive. It consequently went global in 2002 on opening its first operations in continental Europe, followed by the acquisition of May’s World of Carpet in 2005.
The company has over 300 stores and concessions in the U.K. backed by over 120 stores in Holland, Belgium, and the Republic of Ireland
Carpetright Plc. went public in 1993 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange.