Ted Baker founded in 1988 by Ray Kelvin in Glasgow. Ted Baker is a British luxury clothing retail company. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250. Ted Baker opened further stores in Manchester, Plymouth, and Nottingham. In 1990 Ted Baker opened a store in Covent Garden (with additional stores in London's Soho, Nottingham and Leeds) and Kelvin bought the company outright from part-owners Goldberg and Sons.