J.B Armstrong & Company founded, as a textile firm.


Opened the first factory in Houndsgate, Nottingham City Centre.


Moved to a new site, Hollins Mill, Radford, Nottingham employing over 250 employees.


Opened a trouser factory in Ilkeston, Derbyshire producing over 3000 pairs of trousers per month and distributing these throughout the UK.


Bought M. Leavy & Sons Ltd who had a very strong order book, making quality clothing dating back to the 1930s.


Opened an independent retail outlet Whistle & Flute, Nottingham. Stocking James Barry Suits, Jackets and Trousers alongside a comprehensive list of other quality brands including; Christian Dior, Burberry, Van Gills and Yves Saint Laurent.


Opened factory outlet shops; Clarks village in Street, Somerset. Further units were opened including Mcathur Glen, Swindon, Cheshire Oats and the Doncaster Outlet.


Supplied official England rugby blazers for the 1995 Rugby World Cup.


Purchased 70,000 sq ft foot Mill and consolidated all production in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. This gave us the scope to have a 20,000 sq ft factory store.


Bought more retail outlets throughout the UK stocking the James Barry collection.


Purchased several brands Roberto Carlo, Tom Sayers and Alpendale Country Clothing to sit with our own brands James Barry Lancer and Smithy.


Launched Armstrong Aviation Clothing, which continues to supply uniforms to Easy Jet, Ryan Air, British Midland and Monach to name a few.

2008-Present Day

J.B Armstrong and their brands continue to expand in the retail sector with the James Barry products being the driving force trusted by many.