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  • The Journey Continues NOW today onwards

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    Prestats new Owners Royal warrrent 2nd Royal warrent awarded to prestat 1999 My brother Nick and I acquired Prestat in October, 1998. We commissioned the artist Kitty Arden to design new colourful and elegant boxes with the remit that they reflect the theatrical heritage of Prestat. Emboldened by the positive response to the packaging, we [...]

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  • Payment by Name-Tag : 1980 through to 1999

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    New owner Stanley Cohen entrepreneur Prestat was acquired by Stanley S. Cohen, a successful entrepreneur with numerous business interests ranging from property development to fine porcelain. The challenges, however, proved extreme. As feared, production of chocolates in South Molton Street was halted shortly before the business moved from its birthplace to the current Piccadilly premises [...]

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  • The Theatrical Years, 1960 through to 1980

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    Neville Croft had tried his hand at acting – having some very minor roles in various Reviews – before his foray into playwriting and the dramatic failure after two days of the unfortunately named All Year Round. His brother Maxwell Croft had been a costumier before sensibly leaving the theatre behind and establishing a successful [...]

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