Our History

1740

Thomas Boulsover, invented ‘Sheffield plate’

German composer J S Bach died

1750

William Yates Company (WY) founded by James Egginton

Capt.Cooke’s 1st Voyage – Australia discovered

Boston tea party in the Colonies

Sheffield Assay Office opens

US Declaration of Independence

1786

James Egginton’s son (James) is born

Mutiny on the Bounty

1800

Admiral Lord Nelson is victorious at Battle of Trafalgar

Queen Victoria crowned

New Cutlers Hall built in Sheffield

1843

William Yates’ (Great Grandson) is born

William-Yates

Sheffield FC oldest soccer club in the world founded

1860

President Lincoln assassinated

Stanley meets Dr Livingston in Africa

1880

(Walter) Tricketts of Sheffield founded

Titanic sinks

1912

The Company William Yates is 162 years old.

1913

harry_brearley_test

 

 

Harry Brearley discovers Stainless Steel in Sheffield.

William Yates dies.

1st (Great) World War

1920

Great Depression starts

World War II

1947

Current cutlery factory built

Elizabeth II becomes Queen

Queen-Elizabeth

 

1961

White Rose Silverware founded

Martin Luther King – “I have a Dream” speech

1963

William Yates moves to factory on Arundel St.

First man lands on the Moon

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 25 years on the Throne with a commemorative Hallmark

1980

Chimo Holdings founded

1986

Cutlerymate registered as a trade mark

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989

Tricketts of Sheffield acquired by Chimo Holdings

Nelson Mandela walks free

Summer Olympics held in Barcelona Spain

1992

Assets of Kirkanson Ltd acquired

Channel Tunnel opens

breakthrough

1994

Chimo moves to current factory at White Rose Works, 61 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 3GF

New Millennium feted around the World

2000

William Yates celebrates 250 years of continuous ownership by 7 generations of one family

Destruction of Twin Towers in New York

2001

Chimo purchases Fashionware Products

Tsunami in South East Asia

2004

William Yates becomes part of Chimo Holdings

2005

Chimo gets ‘Investors in People’ Award

2009

Chimo acquires Westplate Tray Company

Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years as Queen
& London hosts Summer Olympics

2013

Visit to Chimo by HRH The Princess Royal
& Chimo Sheffield (Manufacturing) Ltd  formed

28

2015

Chimo Corporate becomes supplier to
The Houses of Parliament

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday.                  UK has EU referendum

2016

Chimo wins main “Made in Sheffield” Award.             Assets of F C Parry Ltd & C Robathan of Birmingham acquired and relocated to Sheffield

1740

Thomas Boulsover, invented ‘Sheffield plate’

1750

German composer J S Bach died

William Yates Company (WY) founded by James Egginton

Capt.Cooke’s 1st Voyage – Australia discovered

Boston tea party in the Colonies

Sheffield Assay Office opens

US Declaration of Independence

1786

James Egginton’s son (James) is born

Mutiny on the Bounty

1800

Admiral Lord Nelson is victorious at Battle of Trafalgar

Queen Victoria crowned

New Cutlers Hall built in Sheffield

1843

William Yates’ (Great Grandson) is born

William-Yates

Sheffield FC oldest soccer club in the world founded

1860

President Lincoln assassinated

Stanley meets Dr Livingston in Africa

1880

(Walter) Tricketts of Sheffield founded

1912

Titanic sinks

The Company William Yates is 162 years old.

1913

harry_brearley_test

 

 

Harry Brearley discovers Stainless Steel in Sheffield.

William Yates dies.

1st (Great) World War

1920

Great Depression starts

World War II

1947

Current cutlery factory built

Elizabeth II becomes Queen

Queen-Elizabeth

 

1961

White Rose Silverware founded

1963

Martin Luther King – “I have a Dream” speech

William Yates moves to factory on Arundel St.

First man lands on the Moon

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 25 years on the Throne with a commemorative Hallmark

1980

Chimo Holdings founded

1986

Cutlerymate registered as a trade mark

1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall

Tricketts of Sheffield acquired by Chimo Holdings

Nelson Mandela walks free

1992

Summer Olympics held in Barcelona Spain

Assets of Kirkanson Ltd acquired

1994

Channel Tunnel opens

breakthrough

Chimo moves to current factory at White Rose Works, 61 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 3GF

2000

New Millennium feted around the World

William Yates celebrates 250 years of continuous ownership by 7 generations of one family

2001

Destruction of Twin Towers in New York

Chimo purchases Fashionware Products

2004

Tsunami in South East Asia

William Yates becomes part of Chimo Holdings

2005

Chimo gets ‘Investors in People’ Award

2009

Chimo acquires Westplate Tray Company

Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years as Queen
& London hosts Summer Olympics

2013

Visit to Chimo by HRH The Princess Royal
& Chimo Sheffield (Manufacturing) Ltd  formed

28

2015

Chimo Corporate becomes supplier to
The Houses of Parliament

2016

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday.                  UK has EU referendum

Chimo wins main “Made in Sheffield” Award.             Assets of F C Parry Ltd & C Robathan of Birmingham acquired and relocated to Sheffield