In 1893 Charles (Chas) Clarkson took the brave and courageous step of setting up the first Clarkson outlet – a shop fitting and signage business in London’s Charing Cross that he started with his brother, Aldo. At the turn of the 20th century, Chas brought his family to Sydney where he set up his signage and ticket writing shop at 125 William Street.
In the 1960s Chas Clarkson revolutionised how customers shopped in store with help yourself displays. Their new shop windows in the 1970s changed the way retailers displayed their products. Then in the early 90s, when demand declined for traditional retail ticket items, they created the Chas Clarkson Christmas concepts division. The rest as they say is history.
Chas Clarkson create magical and memorable experiences that help bring joy to Australian families at the most special time – installing hundreds of Santa experiences, thousands of Christmas trees and millions of lights in every color of the rainbow. Over 60% of all major shopping destinations in Australia have a Chas Clarkson experience. The Christmas tree in the QVB? That’s theirs too.
Join 4th generation siblings, Tim Clarkson, Mike Clarkson and Sally Clarkson as they share: what defines them as a business – forming the foundation of everything they do; how they stay ahead in a competitive market that is driven by innovation; and how the fourth generation define their own success within the legacy of the business.