James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British politician who served as the United Kingdom's Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2010. From 1997 until 2007, he was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Blair government. Brown served as a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Dunfermline East and then Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath from 1983 to 2015. He is the most recent Labour politician to be Prime Minister, as well as the most recent Scottish politician to be Prime Minister.
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 .