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Founded in 1964 by Jim Slater, previously deputy sales director at Leyland; and Peter Walker, a future Conservative government cabinet minister. They acquired a former clothing company H. Lotery and Co and changed its name to Slater, Walker Securites, using it as an investment vehicle to acquire under performing companies. Slater, Walker later gained a reputation for ruthless asset stripping.
1966 Reorganisation into 2 main operating subsidiaries: