John Goodridge Ltd – a brief history
John Goodridge Ltd was established by John ‘Jack’ Goodridge, and was originally located at the bottom of Downing Street. In 1927 Jack decided he needed to expand the business, so he moved to 35-36 Downing Street where it still resides today.
John Goodridge Ltd was originally a workwear based business. It sold everything from stiff seperate collars and aprons to boiler suits and wellington boots!
Slowly the business evolved, Jack’s son, John, took over in the 1970s and introduced a more ‘quality feel’ to the business. The old workwear was replaced with suits and jackets from companies such as Daks London.
The Next Generation
In the early eighties John’s son Robert joined the company and continued to move the store forward adding the hire wear department and a selection of higher profile brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Gant, Ted Baker and other quality labels.
Lucy Goodridge is the fourth generation, working together with her dad they have taken the business forward to another level, making the store more relevant for the 21st century.
Today John Goodridge Ltd is a modern contemporary store trading over two floors. With our casual wear on the ground floor and tailoring/ hire wear on the first floor, we cater for all menswear requirements.
Meet The Team
Robert Goodridge is the director of John Goodridge Ltd and the third generation in the family business. Passionate about quality and service. Roberts hobbies include being a lifelong Arsenal fan and fitness which he takes very seriously!
Lucy is the fourth generation at John Goodridge Ltd and very enthusiastic about all aspects of the business. Lucy is currently in the process of planning her wedding in 2020. Her interests are Hank, her lovely British bulldog, keeping fit, and her partner Rob!
Jon Covey plays a crucial role at John Goodridge Ltd. Jon runs the busy hire department. Jon is a keen and accomplished pianist, loves the opera and travelling around the UK in his camper van!
Olive Foley, University of Roehampton, Journalism, likes music, film and sport/ rugby.
Hank, employed as official shop dog, enjoys lots of attention doing his own thing.
John Goodridge Ltd
35-36 Downing Street
Phone – 01252 716347
Monday – Saturday
9am till 5pm
Sunday – Closed