Briggs & Forrester is one of the UK’s leading building services engineering companies with an annual turnover in excess of £230m. Our reputation has been achieved through a high quality, results orientated approach combined with today’s growing emphasis on energy efficiency, energy conservation and other environmental issues.
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The group provides a range of specialist skills encompassing engineering, design, installation and maintenance. The combined experience, knowledge and expertise of all divisions enables the group to develop and implement fully-integrated solutions for some of the most complex and demanding mechanical, electrical and public health engineering installations.
A successful business needs to set standards, not simply follow them and we are fully committed to BS EN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015. We strive for continuous improvement throughout all our activities.
Northampton offices established.
Philip Stanton Joins
Philip Stanton joins the business and ultimately becomes the Chairman.
Maintenance Arm Formed
Briggs & Forrester Maintenance is established.
Eric Champion becomes chairman after the death of Philip Stanton.
Briggs & Forrester Plumbing Formed
Responsible for the public health services on projects.
Briggs & Forrester Special Projects Formed
Responsible for smaller value projects and principal contractor works.
Briggs & Forrester Electrical Formed
Responsible for the electrical services on projects.
Turnover reaches £25million
Following the retirement of Eric Champion, Mike Stanton becomes Chairman of the Group after joining in 1983.
Briggs & Forrester Group Formed
Briggs & Forrester Group formed to consolidate all of the Group companies.
‘Mechanical’ & ‘Electrical’ businesses merge to form Engineering Services Ltd.
Senior Management Buy-In
25% of shares purchased by senior management to help to re-energise the company.
Turnover exceeds £100million
Briggs & Forrester Plumbing Becomes Briggs & Forrester MEP
Briggs & Forrester MEP born to be our specialist residential business.
Northern Region Formed
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services opens new regional office in Warrington.
Midlands and South West Region Formed
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services opens new regional office In Birmingham.
RoSPA President’s Awards
Briggs & Forrester awarded first RoSPA President’s Award after 10 years of consecutive gold awards.
Management team increases equity stake in the business to 60%. Further 10% equity placed into ‘Employee Benefit Trust’.
Briggs & Forrester MEP Relaunch as Briggs & Forrester Living
Briggs & Forrester rebrands its residential mechanical, electrical and plumbing division and expands into the Northern region.
Briggs & Forrester Expands Operations Into Wales Establishing Cardiff Office.
Briggs & Forrester opens its first office location in Wales.
Management Buy-In Completed – Full Management Owned Business
Briggs & Forrester become a full management-owned business.
Briggs & Forrester Living Launch Housing Division
Briggs & Forrester Living announce the launch of their new build housing division, as part of Briggs & Forrester Living.
Briggs & Forrester Awarded RoSPA Order of Distinction
Awarded following 15 consecutive years of gold awards in recognition of Briggs & Forrester’s health and safety practices and achievements in helping staff, clients and contractors get home safely at the end of the working day.
Maintenance Arm Rebranded
The maintenance arm is rebranded as Briggs & Forrester Building Services Maintenance.
Briggs & Forrester commit to the principles of the ‘Building Mental Health Charter’
The business creates a Wellbeing policy and team and trains mental health first aiders across the Group to support the charter.
Paul Burton becomes Chairman and Chief Executive of the Group after joining in 2000.
Briggs & Forrester Living Expands
Our specialist residential business expands into the Midlands region.
Briggs & Forrester Becomes EOT
The business reaches its goal of becoming an employee owned company with the formation of an Employee Ownership Trust.
Briggs & Forrester Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Chief Executive & Chairman
Group Board Director
Group Board Director
Group Financial Director
75 years exceeding expectations
Briggs & Forrester has established itself as a leading player in the industry. We have been at the forefront of the building service industry for 75 years and are totally committed to quality, service and innovation.
£230m+ annual turnover
Our group has surpassed turnover targets and improve on performance year after year. We currently have a turnover in excess of £230m.
Employee owned company
Briggs & Forrester is an employee owned company with both the breadth of experience and skilled staff to undertake projects in virtually all market sectors. We currently have over 900 team members and continue to grow each year.
15+ accreditations & certifications
The Briggs & Forrester Group is renowned for excellence and innovation within the building service industry. We have over 15 industry accreditations across the group.
Working in partnership and collaboration is our preferred method and this inevitably results in a closer alignment with our clients. We provide innovative and cost effective solutions within a constantly changing environment. Continuity of care, improved efficiency and a pleasant working environment are valuable by-products of this approach.
We understand our activities on and off site have an impact on the environments in which we operate. We work closely with our employees, customers and supply chain to ensure all parties are fully aware of their social responsibilities and minimise the impact of our environmental activities.
Briggs & ForresterLiving
Our residential business which specialises in large scale residential, student accommodation, hotel and housing projects across the UK.
Emergency out of hours 0844 736 9609
We will require the make and model of any equipment and the location of the fault / issue where possible.
We are wholly committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment from our Board of Directors, our site teams and operatives through to our supply chain. We are fully aware of the impacts and implications of our operations and endeavour to promote, wherever possible, conservation and the use of materials from sustainable resources.
Health and safety is a core principle
We regard health and safety obligations as a core business principle. From our Group Board of Directors through to our site teams and operatives, we are fully committed to creating an incident and injury free working environment throughout our businesses which has resulted in our accident statistics remaining below the industry standard year on year.
Our people are our greatest asset
We believe our people are our greatest asset. It is their talent, expertise, motivation and commitment which drives and enhances our continued success. We value each individual within our workforce. Everyone has the opportunity to make the most of their skills and abilities and our people are supported in this through a mentoring scheme and full on the job training.
How can we
ISO 14001, 9001 & 45001
Considerate Constructors Scheme
Building Engineering Services Association