Evans is founded by a manufacturer called Jack Green and subsequently run by his son in law, Cyril Spencer, as a limited company.
Burton Group acquire Evans and it becomes part of a public company for the first time in 40 years.
Evans Mail Order is introduced and becomes a small but profitable part of the business.
Evans is recognised as the UK market leader for 16+ womenswear and the flagship store opens at Marble Arch.
We capture over 30% of the country's size 20 - 32 market.
Evans now has 160 Stores nationwide.
We win the Prima Awards for Best 16+ Fashion Retailer for the first time. We then go on to win it 8 years running!
David Bailey campaign launched in windows, Evans appears in Vogue for the first time.
Evans is awarded the Best Plus Size Fashion in the Company High Street Fashion Awards. The 'Evans Essentials' account card is launched and the ‘Created for Curves’ TV ad campaign airs.
Designer swim and the beachwear range by Ann Louise Roswald launches. Evans now have 330 stores nationwide. Evans is again awarded the Best Plus Size Collection in the Company High Street Fashion Awards.
The Georgina Goodman shoe range launches in store. The White City flagship store opens in the largest in-town shopping and leisure destination in Europe, Westfield London.
The exclusive Beth Ditto at Evans collection launches in July.