Lord Kirkham will stay if his bid for DFS fails
- DFS: still standing at the crossroads. Kidd, Andrew // Cabinet Maker;9/10/2004, Issue 5405, p8
Analyzes the chances of Lord Kirkham in taking over DFS, the furniture chain he founded in 1969, with a renewed and higher bid. Kirkham's reason for the taking the chain private; Advantages of having his bid accepted by shareholders; Plans of Kirkham in the event that his offer is rejected.
- Discounting to the death. // Cabinet Maker;10/1/2004, Issue 5408, p3
The article reports on the successful attempt of Lord Kirkham to buy back DFS Furniture Co. PLC. As a private firm, DFS can now afford to take a hit to its margin to see off rivals. Freed from the shackles of being a PLC, with demands for constant growth, Kirkham can now turn his attention to...
- Mixing a rich blend. // Cabinet Maker;5/22/2009, Issue 5638, p5
The article reports on the announcement rendered by the Sunday Times Rich List regarding the ranking of the furniture industry's key players in Great Britain. Lord Kirkham, founder of the DFS, ranked 178th place due to his Â£300 million profit. Mike Clare, founder of Dreams bed chain attained...
- Lord Kirkham set to leave if takeover fails. // Cabinet Maker;7/30/2004, Issue 5399, p6
Reports on the threat of Lord Kirkham,chairman of DFS to leave the firm if takeover offer fails in Great Britain. Recommendation of the board of directors to shareholders; Increase in the like for like sales of the firm; Plan of Kirkham for the firm.
- In brief. // Cabinet Maker;4/8/2005, Issue 5433, p5
The article presents news items related to the furniture industry. Eighteen months after being charged, John Owens, Seconique buyer, pleaded not guilty to conspiring to evade duty on tobacco goods at Bristol Crown court on April 4, 2005. DFS has refinanced the majority of the loan Lord Kirkham,...
- DFS: going back to its roots. // Cabinet Maker;3/12/2004, Issue 5379, p8
Analyzes the attempt by DFS executive chairman Lord Kirkham to buy back the Great Britain-based furniture company. Amount of the offer; Objective for the move.
- Lord Kirkham pays upâ€¦. // Cabinet Maker;9/14/2007, Issue 5555, p39
The article reports that Lord Kirkham presented a Â£100,000 check to The Workshipful Company of Furniture Makers (WCFM) Margaret Miller and George Mitchell in Great Britain. This could be attributed to Kirkham's promise to match WCFM fundraising team's efforts. It could be noted that livery...
- Taking effect. Barker, Linda // Cabinet Maker;11/26/2004, Issue 5416, p12
The article focuses on Graham Kirkham, executive chairman of DFS Furniture Company PLC., who has borrowed nearly £s;500 million to buy back DFS. What seems to have particularly frustrated Kirkham was the media interpretation of his silence on whether he would stay or go when his...
- Kirkham: DFS is the only company for me. // Cabinet Maker;10/1/2004, Issue 5408, p5
The article reports on the dedication of Lord Kirkham towards DFS Furniture Co. PLC. After successful buy back of DFS, Kirkham accepted that he would probably have stayed at DFS even if his bid to buy back the company had failed. And even if he had left, he would not have set up another...