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Creative Tops announce change of ownership

The company trades and assets will transfer into Lifetime Brands Europe Limited and will become the Creative Tops Division

The Creative Tops business has announced that with effect from the 1st January 2017 its trade and assets will transfer into Lifetime Brands Europe Limited, another Lifetime Brands company that operates the KitchenCraft business.

Henceforth Creative Tops Limited will become known as the Creative Tops Division of Lifetime Brands Europe Limited.

Creative Tops Limited and Lifetime Brands Europe Limited, formerly known as Thomas Plant (Birmingham) Limited have separately formed part of the Lifetime Brands Inc. group for over three years. With this new development the two businesses will become one legal entity with two divisions: Creative Tops and KitchenCraft.

Managing director, Peter Murphy, comments, “The move is a very positive one which will enable us to share resources and reduce the administrative burden of dealing with our fellow Lifetime Brands business, KitchenCraft.

“This is another great step forward for us that signifies an exciting future ahead for Creative Tops and its customers.”

The transfer comes after several months of changes and growth at Creative Tops: Peter’s appointment to MD followed by the retirement of Pat Dawson in August 2016 and since then the Creative Tops management team has grown and strengthened with a number of new appointments.

Peter says: “We want to assure all our customers and suppliers that business will continue very much as usual, with the move being motivated by an intention to improve the efficiency of internal operations.

All existing contracts and other obligations of Creative Tops will be honoured and our high standards of quality and service will continue and, indeed, strengthen with this move.”

About Creative Tops
Creative Tops is a leading tableware and homeware company, specialising in the creation of trend-driven products for the home. As well as producing a unique collection of branded products, the company also offers a bespoke service where it has worked with some of the biggest UK retailers.

The Creative Tops brand portfolio includes coffee specialists La Cafetière, British designer Katie Alice, the couture-inspired Mikasa and heritage brands Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Established in 1996 and based in Northamptonshire, the company was acquired by Lifetime Brands Inc. in 2011. The company’s corporate website is

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