In the Beginning.......

By Richard Derrick on 3rd June, 2013

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In the Beginning.......

T&D was established in the Summer of 1985 by Brian Derrick and Victor Thorne. They had both recently left Brissco Equipment Ltd in Bristol, along with four sales staff, Mike Earl, Derek Hodgkins, Bob Hutchings and John Fry.

The business moved into a unit at Birchills Trading Estate, Brislington, Bristol. We are still located in the same place however, we now occupy four units on the estate as well as branches in Glasgow and Gateshead.

As can be seen from the photograph of Mike Earl in the warehouse the Company started with nothing much more than ambition.

However, it wasn’t long before Mike Earl, Derek Hodgkins and the rest of the team were busy building a business that is still going from strength to strength a mere 28 years later!

Beer apparently averaged 77p a pint in 1985. I wonder if anyone knows the typical cost of a Raychem Termination or a 3M joint in 1985 ?

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