About George Davies

George Davis is the founder of a number of highly successful businesses. Below is a snapshot of his retail journey:

2011
Launches chain of FG4 stores in the Middle East, offering fashion for babies, boys and girls aged 0-14 years

2009
Launches affordable luxury womenswear brand GIVe in standalone stores, concessions and online across UK

2007
Becomes an Ambassador to support Liverpool's European Capital of Culture Celebrations in March 2008

2006
Awarded an Honorary Professorship from Heriot-Watt University's School of Management & Languages

2005
Launches George Davies postgraduate course in International Fashion Marketing at Heriot-Watt University

2004
Voted Prima Magazine High Street Designer of the Decade

2003
Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters from Heriot-Watt University and Lifetime Achievement Award from fashion trade publication Drapers Record

2002
per una extended to franchise stores around the world

2001
Launches new fwomenswear label per una exclusively to Marks & Spencer

1996
Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Design Nottingham Trent University

1995
Launches sports fashion business S'Porter, supplying branded sportswear to Liverpool FC amongst others

1990
Launches the supermarket clothing label 'George at Asda'

1985
Awarded The Guardian's Young Business of the Year

1982
Launches the giant retail chain NEXT