Thomas Burberry opened his own store in 1856 in Hampshire, England.
The Burberry Equestrian Knight Logo was developed in 1901, containing the Latin word “Porsum”, which means ‘forwards’. In 1914, the War Office ordered Burberry, to tailor their officer’s coat to match the conditions of modern warfare, which lead to the “trench coat”. In the 1920’s, the iconic Burberry pattern was created and used as a lining in its trench coats.
In 1937, Burberry sponsored A.E. Clouston and Betty Kirby-Green, whom of which achieved the fasted flying time from London to Cape Town.
When Angela Ahrendts took over the company in 2006, she was responsible for turning around the company’s fortunes. In 2013, she became the first woman to be at the top of the executive pay league.