Our History

 

1984

  • Beaver 84 founded and opens first depot in Grays, Essex, which incorporated head office

1985

  • New depot in Romsey, Hampshire opened
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (RIDDOR) introduced
  • HSE starts to enforce transport of dangerous goods by road safety

1986

  • Head Office relocates to Basildon, Essex
  • Widnes, Cheshire depot opens

1987

  • Beaver 84 becomes members of NASC
  • Grays depot relocates to Thurrock
  • Wishaw depot opens in Scotland

1988

  • Introduction of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)

1989

  • Beaver 84 achieves £10 million turnover
  • Sheet Piling introduced to new depot in Thurrock
  • Noise at Work Regulations 1989 launched
  • Introduction of Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

1990

  • Birmingham depot opens

1991

  • Beaver 84 introduce Temporary Fencing to fleet

1992

  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 brought in
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 introduced
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 (PUWER) launched
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 introduced
  • Introduction of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992

1994

  • New depot opens in Guildford, Surrey
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 comes into force

1996

  • New depot opens in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 introduced

1998

  • Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 launched

1999

  • Introduction of Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (CIMAH)

2001

  • Piling branch moves to bigger site in Grays

2002

  • Groundworks products added to hire and sale fleet

2003

  • Groundworks depot opens in Rutherglen, Scotland

2006

  • Owners sell business to SIG PLC

2007

  • New depot opens in Livingston, Scotland
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2007) launched
  • The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) EU regulations come into force

2008

  • Mammoth Brace introduced to Groundworks product portfolio
  • Events division launched

2009

  • 2 new depots open in Cardiff and Gateshead
  • 14001 & 18001 accreditation achieved
  • Introduction of Gas Safe Register - 10 year contract to Capita

2010

  • ISO 9001 accreditation achieved

2011

  • SIG sell Beaver 84 to Altrad Group

2012

  • New Lite Pile introduced BVI500
  • Cardiff relocates to larger property
  • The Control of Asbestos
  • Regulations 2012 launched

2013

  • Livingston relocates to larger premises
  • Accoustic Blankets introduced to product range
  • Rapid Edge Protection introduced to product range

2014

  • Beaver 84 celebrates 30 years in business
  • New Head Office opens in Wickford, Essex (total number of locations now 12)
  • Mobile seating and demountable seating introduced to Events product portfolio
  • Beaver 84 acquires major shareholding in Star Events Group
  • Beaver 84 profits up more than 50%

2015

  • Altrad Group celebrates 30 years in business
  • Beaver 84 acquires Birmingham groundworks business ‘Go Hire'
  • Star Events Group renamed to Star Events Ltd
  • Beaver 84’s Events division transferred to Star Events Ltd
  • Beaver 84 becomes a member of the Edge Protection Federation

2016

  • Star Events Ltd celebrates 40 years in business

2017

  • Romsey & Guildford depots merge and relocate to a new 2.5 acre site at Bordon, Hampshire
  • West Thurrock depot moves to a new 2.5 acre purpose built site in Basildon, Essex 

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