George Grenville (14 October 1712 – 13 November 1770) was a British Whig statesman who became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Grenville was born into an influential political family and first entered Parliament in 1741 as an MP for Buckingham. He rose to prominence as one of Lord Cobham's Cubs, a group of young members of Parliament.
Founded in 1773 , by Joseph & William Wickwar , Wickwar started as a luxury paper mill outside Newbury . In 1786 HMSO was founded and Joseph Wickwar won the contract to supply paper to Parliament .
In 1788 Joseph partnered with Joseph Bramah to produce luxury Despatch boxes for Royalty & Government and went on to produce in excess of 5,000 boxes and became the premier supplier of the Iconic red box .
The simple design of the famous Gladstone Box continues today & Wickwar manufacturers around 100 boxes per year using traditional skills & tools from its workshop in London .