Shropshire-based construction industry services supplier celebrates 140 years by purchasing one new vehicle for each decade!

In today’s financial climate, it’s a terrific achievement for a family-run company to survive and thrive. When this same company is actually celebrating its 140th anniversary, and continues to be a major player in the provision of a range of construction industry services, then the performance is increasingly impressive. This is the reality of the Tudor Griffiths Group, based in Ellesmere in Shropshire.

About the Tudor Griffiths Group

Five generations ago, one William Griffiths set out on this journey. 140 years on, the company he founded employs more than 250 people in mainly rural areas, and delivers an annual turnover in excess of £35m, working across the English/Welsh border in Shropshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire and mid and north Wales. They operate a dozen ready mixed concrete plants, 2 sand and gravel quarries, a sea dredged sand operation, 7 builders merchants branch outlets – as well as recycling facilities and skip hire. More details here:

About the four key strands of the Tudor Griffiths Group

TG Concrete & Aggregates – as one of the largest family-owned ready mixed concrete suppliers in the UK, they are also sand and gravel suppliers, and use aggregates taken from quarries in both Shropshire and Gwynedd. These are added to with supplies of their own sea-dredged sand.

TG Builders Merchants – works through seven outlets in Shropshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire and Powys, supplying an unparalleled range of building and construction materials to both trade and retail customers from modern, covered facilities.

TG Waste Services – provides a professionally-managed waste disposal and skip hire option, and delivers an ethical and environmentally friendly service through their advanced recycling facilities.

TG Electrical Services – their team of qualified electricians originally offered only an in-house service, but numerous client requests led them to expand the service commercially through their team of highly-qualified electricians.

Another string to their bow

Interestingly, in addition to these construction industry services, TG Holidays also form part of the group, and offer apartments, caravan and tenting pitches, and boat or caravan storage at their facility beside the beautiful village of Abersoch in North Wales!

Fourteen vehicles to celebrate 140 years

Tudor Griffiths, group MD and fifth generation of the Griffiths family, cheerfully admits that this is a fortunate co-incidence: “When we budgeted for the year ahead, and analysed our requirements, it simply happened that we would need to acquire that number of vehicles. Our founder William Griffiths would surely be astonished though by the way we’ve grown, while remaining true to the standards he first set”.

Tudor confirms that the company still seeks long-term relationships, gains largely from business referrals from current customers, and a dedication to operate in an environmentally-friendly way: “If it was a good way to do business five generations ago, it remains the same today and, hopefully, for another 140 years”.


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