The Waddingtons Story

The Waddingtons Story

The Waddingtons Story: From the early days to Monopoly, the Maxwell bids and into the next millennium offers a unique insider's view of the world-famous company.

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The Waddingtons Story: From the early days to Monopoly, the Maxwell bids and into the next millennium offers a unique insider's view of the world-famous company. Former chairman Victor Watson uncovers the background to Waddingtons' success, drawing upon his own experiences and the records and memories of three generations of his family. The book begins with the rise of his grandfather Victor Hugo Watson, whose lively personality and eye for opportunities turned the company from failing provincial printer to market leader. He then charts the triumphs of his father Norman Watson, who helped make much-loved household names of Monopoly and Cluedo. His revelations conclude with his own time at the helm, when achievement was shot through with tension as the company fought to repel takeover bids by Robert Maxwell's British Printing and Communications Corporation.

The Waddingtons Story is an account of a company where traditional values such as loyalty and service met ingenuity and keen business sense to overcome obstacles both everyday and unexpected. From the steps taken to survive the General Strike of 1926 and the Depression of the 1930s to the top secret printing jobs carried out during World War II; from the rivalry and cooperation with competitors such as De la Rue to the international fame of the World Monopoly Championships, this book reveals the true story of a company whose business was much more than a game.

  • Size 224 x 170mm
  • Format Paperback and Hardback available
  • Pages 210
  • ISBN Paperback: 9781906600365 Hardback: 9781906600389
  • Author Victor Watson

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