Newgate Clocks is owned and run by Jim & Chloe Read and is a British company through and through.
Newgate specialises in the creation of iconic alarm clocks, travel alarm clocks, mantel clocks and impressively oversized wall clocks. Their designs are heavily influenced by classic, vintage and retro design of the past and by adding a touch of modernism, these clocks are versatile as they suit both traditional and contemporary style homes.
Jim has always had a fascination for clocks and a passion for great design and objects of beauty and quality. The couple’s life is dominated by design, in their travel and interests, love of London, New York and Hong Kong, in their own home, and in their new head quarters.
In their desire to be green and recycle, rather than build a new warehouse and offices, the Read's refurbished a large but old Laura Ashley factory, and rather than buy new furniture, they rescued 1940's desks and office furniture to create a stylish and unique workplace.
New design facilities allow its team of designers and artists, whom enjoy state of the art technology, to produce the world's most unusual collection of decorative timepieces. The team, led by Jim, keep their finger on the pulse which allows them stay one step ahead in the industry. Although their clocks take on much of the flavour of vintage clocks, it is the interpretation of these designs for contemporary living that gives Newgate Clocks its unique edge. Along with this, the drive to produce the highest quality clocks, using the best specialists in their field from around the world, has put Newgate Clocks firmly on the world map.
You will find Newgate Clocks in Britain's most prestigious department stores including Selfridges, The John Lewis Partnership, The Conran Shop, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Heals. As well as this, several hundred independent boutique home stores enjoy fantastic sales from Newgate. And it doesn't stop there; their clocks are exported to blue chip department stores in the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Greece.
The company's determination to create clocks of outstanding appeal speaks volumes when you hear their fan base includes TV celebrities, super models, movie stars, and famous hotels and restaurants that adorn their walls with Newgate Clocks. Lifestyle magazines and newspaper supplements choose to feature Newgate Clocks on a regular basis, and you will often see our clocks make appearances on various TV and movie sets.
In short, Newgate is not only 'the' destination brand for clocks but a British icon, keeping Great British Design alive.