SAMUEL GROVES 1817 - PRESENT Few suppliers of hospitality products go back as far as Samuel Groves. This venerable Birmingham-based manufacturer of kitchen equipment started in 1817, initially making brass candlesticks. By the 1870s, production had expanded to electroplated teapots and trays and it started to become a significant exporter in the 1910’s.
The company was started by Samuel Groves senior and was subsequently taken over by Samuel groves junior in 1866: The London Gazette 1866 2 February Issue 23065 Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between Samuel Groves the elder and Samuel Groves the younger, of Broad-street Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Britannia Metal Smiths, carrying on business under the firm of Samuel Groves and Son, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing to or from the said late co-partnership will be received and paid by the said Samuel Groves the younger, by whom the said business will be carried on. Dated this 20th day of January, 1866. Samuel Groves, senr. Samuel Groves, junr.