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The Most Quintessential British Brands  

Ellie Best
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There are certain brands that are viewed as being quintessentially British. It is rare that a Brit is not pictured as having a pinky finger sticking out as they sip on a cup of tea, or as running from one place to another in the pouring rain, gripping an umbrella as the wind rips it from their hands. From Jack Wills, to Hunter's Wellington boots, to Twinings tea, this is a list of the most quintessential British brands, those brands that are most closely associate with Britain, and the things that all others assume you absolutely need to be properly British.

What makes a brand quintessentially British? Well, it would seem that every British stereotype, from fashion, to diet, to transportation is somehow covered on this list. The quaint qualities of the Brits are represented by well known brands, such as Vivienne Westwood, as well as the more local-known companies such as First Great Western. Taken together, the brands on this list show off the best qualities of British culture, covering every topic down to the very candy British people treat themselves to.

What are the most quintessential British brands? Vote on your favorites below, or add any truly British brands that aren't already listed.

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Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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British Broadcasting Corporati... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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MINI Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Royal Mail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Harrods is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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British Airways is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Cadbury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Marks & Spencer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Twinings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Burberry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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National Trust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Hunter Boot Ltd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Pimms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Marmite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Yorkshire Tea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Gordon's Gin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Bisto Gravy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Tesco Stores Ltd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Dyson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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English Tea Store is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Harvey Nichols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Morrisons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, trading as Morrisons, is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, and is headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. 

Founded in 1899 by William Morrison, hence the abbreviation Wm Morrison, it began as an egg and butter stall in Rawson Market, Bradford, England. Until 2004, Morrisons store locations were primarily focused in the North of England, but with the takeover of Safeway in that year, the company's presence increased significantly in the South of England, Wales and Scotland.

As of 2016 the company had 498 superstores across England, Wales and Scotland, as well as one in Gibraltar, which is the chain's only store outside of Great Britain. 

Morrisons' market share in August 2017 was 10.14%, down 0.86% from 2015 – behind Tesco (27.8%), Sainsbury's (15.8%) and Asda (15.3%) but ahead of Aldi (7%). The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is part of the FTSE 100 Index of companies. The Morrison family currently owns around 10% of the company. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrisons

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Hamleys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands