History

Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton (WWRD Group) have a long and proud history with the world-wide hospitality industry.The three companies’ products have graced the tables of royalty around the world and have featured in many international luxury hotels, restaurants, airlines and cruise lines.

From a very early time in the 18th Century, discerning clients have chosen Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton products because of their timeless design and beauty, unfailing quality and exceptional specification enabling them to be fit-for-purpose in busy catering environments while still being the epitome of ‘good taste’ when laid on the table.

All three companies made rapid progress in the early years developing ground-breaking products,many of which are still available today.The classic bone china dinner plate for example, has been often copied but never surpassed and as fashions for unusual shapes come and go, items such as this still remain a best-seller.

At the start of the 21st Century, the three companies have been brought together and have become a leading force in the hospitality industry supplying superbly styled products to the elite of the market in over 160 countries around the globe.

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For centuries Waterford has captured light over and over again. In the hands of artists consumed by their craft, light has embraced,danced and cascaded through beautifully cut crystal. Sparkling radiance by day, seductive glamour by night, forever captivating with its timeless elegance.Waterford embraces versatility and enduring style. Inspired by the past, enriching the present, this is a collection that is unmistakably of its time.

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Josiah Wedgwood, the ‘Father of English Potters’, founded the company in 1759. From the beginning Wedgwood captured the consumer’s imagination and his wares were admired and purchased by some of the most wealthy and influential people of the time, from royal families through to maharajahs and ambassadors. For over 250 years the name Wedgwood has been synonymous with luxury tableware and gifts worldwide.

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With a pedigree dating back to 1815, Royal Doulton has a rich heritage defined by diversity, innovation and links to London and its artists.Today the core values of the Royal Doulton brand are creative design and self expression.Royal Doulton embodies the relaxed, contemporary lifestyle of the young urban consumer.