Timeline

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd has been growing for 35 years. The timeline below details just some of the momentous events  during this expansion.

1982

Smiths established

Alan Smith starts out with one excavator and himself as the only operator. Based from home.

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1983

Early expansion

Smiths take on second member of staff and purchase a second machine.

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1983-1993

Rapid growth

Rapid growth with contract work.

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1990

More expansion

Company is split into component parts comprised of:
Smiths Construction, Smiths Transport and Smiths Plant Hire.

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1994

Smiths acquires land at Eastington

Smiths acquire land with a view of one day creating a Head Office.

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1998

Work starts on Eastington

Work starts on Alkerton Court, Easington in the creation of a Head Office.

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2000

Smith's (Gloucester) Limited incorporated

Smith's (Gloucester) Limited incorporated. New Divisional structure created.
Waste Management Division formed.

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2002

Moreton Valence Waste Management Facility opened

Moreton Valence Waste Management Facility opened.

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2003

Smiths opens Waste Transfer Station in Tewkesbury

Smiths opens Waste Transfer Station in Tewkesbury.

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2004

Smiths completes it's first £1million contract

Smiths completes it's first £1million Construction contract.

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2005

South Wales depot opened

South Wales Construction depot opened in Miskin. Closed in 2009.

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2007

2nd Generation of the Smith family joins the company

First member of the 2nd Generation of the Smith family joins Smiths.

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2010

Recession hits

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.

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2011

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.

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2015

Smiths Trade Waste 1,500 customers

The Trade Waste business exceeded 1,500 customers under contract

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2015-2018

Licence to Undertake Work with Asbestos Re-awarded

Re-awarded an Asbestos Removal Licence for 3 years.

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2017

New RCVs

Smiths Trade Waste take delivery of their first brand new vehicle

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2018

Active trade waste sites reach almost 3300

The largest number of active sites since the formation of the Trade waste Division in 2008

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2018

Staff numbers exceed 500

Full time staff employed across England and Wales exceed 500

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