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Camellia Plc is an international group – a global family of diverse companies with a 132-year heritage.
Its roots were established high in the hills of north-east India when pioneering Victorian planters
founded a small, seemingly insignificant, tea garden in the remote district of Cachar. Today, Camellia
employs over 78,000 people worldwide and last year generated revenues in excess of £290 million. A
long way indeed from that first small garden in Cachar over a century ago.
From the beginning, Camellia’s ethos has been based on the highest moral and professional integrity
and a commitment to doing the right thing – ethically and commercially, globally and locally.
“Our entire emphasis is towards the development of a world-wide group of
businesses which, by their very nature, require their management teams to take
a long-term view. Many companies in the Group are more than 100 years old
and have acquired particular skills and traditions. We do not see these assets as
objects or commodities or bits of paper that can be traded, but rather, as living
entities from which, if properly managed, we might earn an attractive long-term
return on our investment. We also consider it our prime responsibility to ensure the
continuity, development and progressive growth of these individual enterprises,”
Gordon Fox, founder of Camellia.
Camellia Plc own several investments including a portfolio of listed stocks, investment property and a
collection of art, philately and manuscripts within The Camellia Collections. They are delighted to be
sponsoring the Art of Kent auction and, as cultural investors, understand that being involved with the
arts can have powerful and lasting effects on health. Whether you choose to create it yourself or simply
observe and enjoy it, it is a relaxing and inspiring activity for many people.