Joined in 1910 from the USA. "Surefire" headed Buying for 25 years. Famous for spectacular store openings and for driving everywhere in his Rolls-Royce.
The sole Briton on the team, Bill shaped the 5 & 10¢ into "Woolies". He took it to the top of the UK market. Director 1909-23, MD 1923-31, Chairman 1931-1947.
The sole architect of British Woolworth's. Paid himself £1 p.a. as Chairman. Chose the Directors and early locations. Loved both England and the English.
Canadian seamstress who married Frank in 1876, keeping him sane and grounded. She co-signed the papers which established the British store chain.
Samuel R BALFOUR
Managed the 6th Ave Warehouse in NY for Fred Woolworth. Invited to be his Company Secretary but returned to the USA after 18 months. Sadly died in a fire.
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Errand boy who rose to be Superintendent for Manhattan by 1908. Founder Director of FWW UK. In 1921 recalled to NY as FD and Head of Overseas Ops. He served as Woolworth's third President from 1931-37.
Frank's cousin, who joined at the bottom, rising to manage the flagship 6th Avenue, NY store before taking on the MD role in the UK, Despite his reputation for caution, he lead the British company with great skill.