Famous Welsh Business People

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 1 Robert Owen

Robert Owen
Birthdate: May 14, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Died: November 17, 1858
While working as an apprentice to a clothes manufacturer, Robert Owen often spent hours reading at his employer’s library. He later explored the textile industry and led a Manchester firm. Remembered as a pioneer of the co-operative movement and utopian socialism, he improved the working conditions of factory workers.

 2 Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley
Famous As: Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand
Birthdate: September 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,, Wales
Died: September 17, 1985

Laura Ashley was a Welsh businesswoman and fashion designer. She is credited with co-founding a British textile design company called Laura Ashley plc, which became an international retail chain after some 20 years from its founding. Two years after her death, the Laura Ashley Foundation was established in order to fund arts and social welfare projects.

 3 Robert Tommy Dewar

Robert Tommy Dewar
Birthdate: January 6, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 11, 1930
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 4 Isaac Roberts

Isaac Roberts
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 27, 1829
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Groes, Wales
Died: July 17, 1904

 5 Hugh Myddelton

Hugh Myddelton
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: 1560 AD
Birthplace: Denbighshire, Wales
Died: December 10, 1631

 6 D. A. Thomas

D. A. Thomas
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: March 26, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ysgyborwen, Wales
Died: July 3, 1918