Peter Marsh (born 1968) joined the company in 1996 having worked for 9 years in London. Peter worked in the majority of departments within the Group for a number of years before becoming Chief Executive of the business in 2001.
Simon Marsh (born in 1941), the elder son of Peter Ridge Marsh, joined the company in 1964. Having graduated from Oxford University he spent a few years working in the industry. Simon oversaw the transition from jute/ hessian sacks to paper sacks and the introduction of the corrugated division, Peter Marsh Packaging Ltd. He remains as Chairman and handed over to his son, Peter, in March 2001 on his 60th Birthday. Sadly Simon passed away on in September of 2022.
Ben Marsh (born 1949) worked in London for a number of years after attending the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester. Ben has assisted in the sales of the paper sack division but mainly concentrated his time on running the family farm in Wiltshire. However he remains a Director and major shareholder of the Company. Ben has taken over as Chairman of the company after Simon’s passing in September 2022.
Peter Ridge was born in 1911 and assumed the reins of the Company upon the death of his father, Atkin in 1953. After rebuilding the bombed Canal Street premises and concentrating all the company’s North West factories under one roof the Company resumed their commercial activities.
Under the control of Atkin and his three other brothers, Ronald, John and Harold the company continued to expand with the opening up of additional factories and warehouses in London, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow, Leith, Dundee and in Calcutta India. Atkin died in 1953.
The above photograph shows Peter Walter Marsh’s (2nd Generation) four sons at a cricket event taken in 1909.
John Walter (born 1844) the eldest son of our founder joined the family business in 1865 and remained involved until his own death in 1907. John Walter had one son, John Albert, who chose not to follow the same career path but instead acquired a company called Textilose who eventually became Trafford Carpets Ltd, manufacturers of quality carpets in Trafford Park, Manchester.
The founder’s second son Peter Walter (born 1848), joined the family business at the same time as his older brother John, which was in 1865. Peter Walter fathered four sons and six daughters. His four sons whose names were Atkin, Ronald, Jack and Harold all joined Peter Marsh and Sons. It is from Atkin that the fourth, fifth and sixth generation are descended from. Peter Walter died in 1922.