Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd has been growing for 35 years. The timeline below details just some of the momentous events during this expansion.
Alan Smith starts out with one excavator and himself as the only operator. Based from home.
Smiths take on second member of staff and purchase a second machine.
Company is split into component parts comprised of:
Smiths Construction, Smiths Transport and Smiths Plant Hire.
Smiths acquires land at Eastington
Smiths acquire land with a view of one day creating a Head Office.
Work starts on Eastington
Work starts on Alkerton Court, Easington in the creation of a Head Office.
Smith's (Gloucester) Limited incorporated
Smith's (Gloucester) Limited incorporated. New Divisional structure created.
Waste Management Division formed.
Moreton Valence Waste Management Facility opened
Moreton Valence Waste Management Facility opened.
Smiths opens Waste Transfer Station in Tewkesbury
Smiths opens Waste Transfer Station in Tewkesbury.
Smiths completes it's first £1million contract
Smiths completes it's first £1million Construction contract.
South Wales depot opened
South Wales Construction depot opened in Miskin. Closed in 2009.
Purpose-built Managed Recycling Facility installed
MRF installed at Moreton Valence.
2nd Generation of the Smith family joins the company
First member of the 2nd Generation of the Smith family joins Smiths.
Recession causes Smiths to decrease number of tipper lorries and increase number of waste vehicles.
Winners of the Stroud Life Awards- Green Business Of The Year 2010.
Smiths opens South Wales Waste Transfer Station
Smiths opens Waste Transfer Station at Llandough Trading Estate, Cardiff. Winners of the Stroud Life Awards- Family Business Of The Year 2011.
Smiths Trade Waste 1,500 customers
The Trade Waste business exceeded 1,500 customers under contract
Licence to Undertake Work with Asbestos Re-awarded
Re-awarded an Asbestos Removal Licence for 3 years.
Active trade waste sites reach almost 3300
The largest number of active sites since the formation of the Trade waste Division in 2008
Staff numbers exceed 500
Full time staff employed across England and Wales exceed 500
Smiths acquire Bristol and Avon Waste Management
Operating out of Avonmouth