McBride plc (LSE: MCB) is a leading British-based manufacturing business specialising in household and personal care products.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The Company was founded by Robert McBride in Manchester in 1927 to make chemical process products.
It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973.
In 1978 it was acquired by BP.
In 1987 it bought Camille Simon, a leading laundry products business founded in 1898.
In 1993 BP sold the Company to a group of private equity investors, with business floated in 1995 on the London Stock Exchange.
The group has grown through organic growth and acquisition to reach sales of over £800m.
The company has over 20 manufacturing operations in 10 countries; UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland in Europe, and China, Malayasia and Vietnam in Asia.