John Pound was the son of the founder, Henry Pound and upon inheriting the business grew to have stores in Oxford Street, Regent Street, Tottenham Court Road, Brompton Road, Leadenhall Street. With 3 workshops in London making Trunks, Luggage and Leather goods.
Through his charitable causes and pursuit of raising money for the poor and needy, he helped shape London into the city that it is today. He also raised money for Epping Forest and helped to buy the land for the City of London School. Latterly he was also Chairman of the London buses.
He becomes Lord Mayor of London in 1904 and was subsequently created Baronet in 1905.
From foreign monarchies and governments, he received the following decorations, Grand Officer, Order of Catholic of Spain, Commander Order of the Rising Sun of Japan, Légion d'honneur, Grand Officer, Order of Christ of Portugal.
Sir John Pound legacy inspires what we do today