Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel but it was his cellar master Eugene Laurent, who ran it with his wife, Mathilde Emilie Perrier. After Eugene's death in 1887, Mathilde combined the 2 names and Laurent-Perrier was born.
Post First World War I, Laurent-Perrier was very successful producing around 50,000 cases of Champagne unfortunately when war broke out the business was hit hard.
Mathilde hired Alexander Fletcher Keith Mackenzie to introduce and market Laurent-Perrier in the UK.
In 1925 Mathilde died leaving the company to her daughter Eugenie.
With another war looking likely Eugenie sold the company in 1939 to Mary-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt
In 1948 it was Mary-Louise's son Bernard who took over the reigns becoming Laurent-Perrier's Chairman and Chief Executive, he remained and important part of the business until his death in 2010.