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Walker Greenbank - Collaboration to launch Scion Online Shop

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Walker Greenbank PLC
20 November 2020

For immediate release

20 November 2020




("Walker Greenbank", the "Company" or the "Group")


Collaboration to launch Scion online shop


Walker Greenbank PLC (AIM: WGB), the luxury interior design and furnishings group, announces an innovative collaboration to advance the Company's digital strategy in which a leading internet retailer of home furnishings will develop and operate an online shop for the Company's Scion brand.

The online shop, dedicated solely to Scion, will sell the brand's products direct to consumers under a franchise agreement with Design Online Limited ("Design Online"), a company formed by the leading internet retailer Jane Clayton and Company.

For more than 30 years, Walker Greenbank has worked closely with Jane Clayton and Company, whose multi-brand website, www.janeclayton.co.uk, sells all of the Company's brands.

The franchise agreement with Design Online will have an initial term of five years and require little capital investment by the Company. Design Online will use its extensive e-commerce experience in the development of the Scion online shop, digital marketing and fulfilment.

The online shop, to be called Scion Living, is expected to be launched in Spring next year. It will initially serve customers in the UK and Europe before potentially expanding internationally.

The shop's product range is expected to include all Scion fabrics and wallcoverings along with bespoke furnishings and an extensive range of licensed products.


Bertie Clayton, Managing Director of Jane Clayton and Company and Design Online, said: "We look forward to bringing our industry-specific expertise in e-commerce and digital marketing to the Scion brand. The brand's mid-range price points, modern designs and zesty colours are well suited for online retail via a dedicated website where these qualities can be brought to the fore. We are delighted Walker Greenbank has chosen to partner with us."


Lisa Montague, Walker Greenbank's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are excited by the potential of this innovative online route to market for our youthful Scion brand. We are very pleased to be working with the team at Jane Clayton and Company and believe that the development of a brand-specific online shop will be a first in our industry. The online shop will both advance the Company's digital strategy and provide an additional route to market for the Scion brand."


For further information:

Walker Greenbank PLC

c/o Buchanan +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

Lisa Montague, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Williamson, Chief Financial Officer

Caroline Geary, Company Secretary

Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7597 5970

David Anderson / Alex Wright

Henry Reast


+44 (0) 20 7466 5000

Mark Court / Toto Berger / Charlotte Slater




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About Walker Greenbank

Walker Greenbank PLC is a luxury interior furnishings company that designs, manufactures and markets wallpapers, fabrics and paints. In addition, the Company derives licensing income from the use of its designs on a wide range of products such as bed and bath collections, rugs, blinds and tableware.

Walker Greenbank's brands include Zoffany, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Harlequin, Scion, Anthology, Clarke & Clarke and Studio G.

The Company has a strong UK manufacturing base comprising Anstey wallpaper factory in Loughborough and Standfast & Barracks a fabric printing factory, in Lancaster. Both sites manufacture for the Company and for other wallpaper and fabric brands.

Walker Greenbank employs approximately 600 people and its products are sold in more than 85 countries worldwide. It has showrooms in London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Amsterdam and Dubai.

Walker Greenbank trades on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WGB.

For further information please visit: www.walkergreenbank.com/

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