1859

1859

George Sargent (1859 - 1921) and Charlotte Sargent nee Foster (1856 - 1924), pastry cooks and catereRead More →

1883

1883-1889

The Sargents ran a bakery in the Sydney suburb of Glebe.   A Tattersall’s sweep win enaRead More →

1891

1891

Opened a shop in Oxford Street, Paddington and began making small meat pies that sold for a penny eaRead More →

1895

1895

The Sargents moved to 11 Hunter Street where business continued to boom.

1900

1900-1901

Hartley married Elaine Violet Starkey (died 1914). George & Charlotte sold the business to W.E. Read More →

1906

1906

In December of this year a private company, Sargent’s Ltd was formed.

1908

1908

Appointed caterers for the American Fleet Week functions.

1909

1909

In February the company was re-registered as a public company and the three were General Managers anRead More →

1912

1912

Began catering for the State and Federal Parliaments. Expanded into the Melbourne market. Also supplRead More →

1913

1913

Appointed caterers for the Australian Fleet Week Function.

1914

1914

Opened the first of many Sargent’s Tea Rooms in the Sydney metropolitan area. The Sargents were geRead More →

1915

1915

The company’s financial position was strong, with an established reputation for quality food, scruRead More →

1921

1921

George Sargent died at his Vaucluse home on 13th August.

1924

1924

Charlotte died at home on 15th May leaving an estate of 38,669 pounds sterling. Hartley died after fRead More →

1960

1924 – 1960

Many Sargent’s Tea Rooms were opened and flourished due to a substantial meal of pie with peas, poRead More →

1962

1962

Sargents Tea Rooms started to close.

1964

1964

All Tea Rooms were closed. After many years Sargents ceased selling their meat pies at the Royal EasRead More →

1967

1967

Sargents Company sold to Scotts Provisions who also purchased Ireland’s cakes and become known as Read More →

1978

1978

The present owner of Sargents Pty Ltd purchased the Scott’s & Ireland’s company acquiring thRead More →

1981

1981

Due to the huge increase in sales the company moved to bigger premises in Smithfield, NSW. The compaRead More →

1983

1983

The company continued to produce frozen pies for the retail market and expanded into producing familRead More →

1988

1988

A planned relaunch the Sargent’s brand and ever increasing sales saw the company move to its preseRead More →

1992

1992

Sargents Pty Ltd purchased the Big Ben brand from George Weston Foods.

2003

2003

2003 Sargents launched its Premium range of products into the market.

2005

2005

The modern day company, Sargent’s Pty Ltd, is a privately owned Australian Manufacturer. The compaRead More →