McBride plc

McBride plc (LSEMCB) is a leading British-based manufacturing business, noted as being Europe's biggest maker of retailer own brand household goods.[2] The business also provides contract manufacturing for brand owners.[3] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index.

McBride plc
Traded asLSEMCB
IndustryHousehold & personal care products
Founded1927; 93 years ago (1927)
HeadquartersManchester, UK
Area served
UK, Europe
Key people
Jeffrey Nodland, (Chairman)
Ludwig de Mot,(CEO)
Chris Smith,(CFO)
Revenue£743.2 million (2019)[1]
£28.1 million (2019)[1]
Number of employees
3,400 (2019)[1]


The Company was founded by Robert McBride in Manchester in 1927 to make chemical process products.[4] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973.[4] In 1978 it was acquired by BP.[4] In 1993 BP sold the Company to a group of private equity investors, with business floated in 1995 on the London Stock Exchange.[citation needed] In 2017 the business acquired Danlind a/s, a Danish-based auto dishwash and laundry powder manufacturer. The group announced the sale of its skincare business in the Czech Republic and the sale of its European Personal Care Liquids division factories in Bradford and Ieper in 2018. The group has grown through organic growth and acquisition to reach sales of over £700m. The company has over 18 manufacturing operations in 10 countries; UK, Belgium, France, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Poland in Europe, and Malayasia and Vietnam in Asia.[citation needed]


The Group is organised into three divisions: UK, WCE (Western Continental Europe), and CEE (Central and Eastern Europe).[citation needed]

McBride also has a small developing business in Asia following the acquisition of Fortlab.[citation needed]

At a glanceEdit

The Group is organised into product divisions: Powders and Liquids.[citation needed][5]

McBride also has a small developing business in Asia following the acquisition of Fortlab.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Annual Report 2019
  2. ^ "STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-McBride gains, bid talk cited". 6 September 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b c McBride: Our History - Early Days Archived 2007-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "McBride Annual Report 2019" (PDF).
5. Annual Report 2018

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