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Our History

  • 1740
  • Thomas Boulsover, invented ‘Sheffield plate’
  • German composer J S Bach died 1750 William Yates Company (WY)
  • 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
  • William Yates’ (Great Grandson) is born
  • Sheffield FC the oldest football club in the world is 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.
  • Harry Brearley discovers Stainless Steel in Sheffield
  • William Yates dies.
  • World War I
  • 1920
  • Great Depression starts
  • World War II
  • 1947 Current cutlery factory built
  • Elizabeth II becomes Queen
  • 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 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 2012 Chimo chosen to produce official gifts for the London Olympics
  • 2013 Visit to Chimo by HRH The Princess Royal & Chimo Sheffield (Manufacturing) Ltd formed
  • 2015 Chimo Corporate becomes supplier to The Houses of Parliament
  • Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday 2016 Chimo wins main “Made in Sheffield” Award
  • UK has EU referendum Assets of F C Parry Ltd & C Robathan of Birmingham acquired and relocated to Sheffield
  • 2018 Chris Hudson (Team Principal) awarded MBE in New Years Honours List