Heritage

It is more than 40 years since John Whittaker established the foundations that form the company as it is now, through a philosophy of recycling capital and long term investment, predominantly in the North West of England.

Historically, we draw inspiration from the great North West of England entrepreneurs of the past, including the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, Francis Egerton; Sir Robert Peel; Daniel Adamson and John Bright – among the forefathers of international trade.

Between 1971 and 1987, the Whittaker family acquired Peel Mills, John Bright & Brothers, Bridgewater Estates and the Manchester Ship Canal. Together they form the foundation on which Peel stands today.

This fusion of Peel's property interests, and especially the Bridgewater Estate and the 36-mile long inland port of the Manchester Ship Canal, combined once again to establish one of the great industrial regions of the world.

The acquisition of Clydeport plc and its west coast Scottish ports in 2003 was followed in 2005 by the acquisition of The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company which resulted in the Peel Ports division becoming the second largest ports group in the UK.

Since being taken private in 2004, Peel has evolved into an investor encompassing the transport, retail and leisure, property, land, energy and media sectors.

‘Between 1971 and 1987, the Whittaker family acquired Peel Mills, John Bright & Brothers, Bridgewater Estates and the Manchester Ship Canal. Together they form the foundation on which Peel stands today.’

Investment Opportunities

The Peel Group works in partnership with a wide range of organisations both public and private.  The variety of sectors within which we operate offer potential investment opportunities for like-minded businesses and investors. If you would like to find out more please contact us at info@peelgroup.global

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