History

Hawkins Group of Companies

1978 – Hawkins Roofing was established

1978 – Hawkins Roofing was established

Hawkins Roofing was established by Mick Hawkins as a sole trader offering industrial roofing services and general maintenance and repairs.

2001 – Hawkins Roofing Became a Ltd Company

2001 – Hawkins Roofing Became a Ltd Company

Hawkins Roofing became a Ltd company. Hawkins Steel was also established this year, offering a range of steelwork to the construction industry and a full custom steel fabrication service to our existing industrial roofing clients. At this time we had just 8 employees!

2006 – Hawkins Continues To Grow

2006 – Hawkins Continues To Grow

Further expansion within Hawkins Roofing Ltd and Hawkins Steel Ltd allowed for the purchase of our new modern Head Office facility on Thorpe Industrial Estate. During this year, we also hit a milestone of one million sales, and had grown to 20 employees.

2009 – Hawkins Receive ISO 9001 Accreditation and Begin Supplying to Europe

2009 – Hawkins Receive ISO 9001 Accreditation and Begin Supplying to Europe

We achieved ISO 9001 accreditation for the business and for the needs of our increasing customers. We also introduced a full-time Health & Safety Officer into the growing business. Hawkins Steel Ltd began supplying and installing steelwork in Europe. During this year our headcount increased to 25 employees.

2014 – Hawkins Keeps on Growing

2014 – Hawkins Keeps on Growing

Hawkins, now growing at a rapid rate, won the contract to develop the first Enterprise Zone in the UK at Milton Park and we were awarded our first project in the Far East. We invested £150k in specialised IT software this year and proudly launched our Roof Sheet & Cladding Apprentice Scheme. We also made a huge investment in staff training (2000 hours) with our continual training commitment winning us the prestigious Cherwell Business Award for Staff Training & Development. Hawkins Steel Ltd achieved CE Marking for its products. The rapid growth rate of the company brought us up to 49 employees.

2015 – New Subsidiaries Established and Continued Community Work

2015 – New Subsidiaries Established and Continued Community Work

Two further companies, Hawkins Projects Ltd and Hawkins Estates were established. The diversification of our business saw the start of us expanding our services within the UK, and working on projects in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East with International contracts. In May 2015 Hawkins began fundraising for SABRe, a local charity for young adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism, this resulted in Hawkins working in direct partnership with Style Acre, and offering two work development placements for Glenn and Ollie. We accelerated community work this year too, working closely British Telecom in creating the famous Phone Box Library. We now had 53 employees.

2019 – Hawkins Expand into Second Office Block and Continue Growth

2019 – Hawkins Expand into Second Office Block and Continue Growth

With several large contracts on the books, Hawkins decides to expand into a second office facility directly opposite their headquarters in Banbury to accommodate their growing workforce of now 85 Employees. Our group annual turnover now stands at £25.5m with over £33m worth of orders secured. The Hawkins Group achieves the ISO9001:2015 accreditation. This internationally recognised accreditation ensures our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet our customers’ applicable statutory and regulatory requirements through an effective quality management system. Hawkins invests in the latest VR and 3D scanning technology. Hawkins Sponsor Business of the Year Award for the second year running at the Oxfordshire Business Awards.

2020 – New Virtual Reality System is Unveiled

2020 – New Virtual Reality System is Unveiled

The Hawkins Group unveil a new VR facility providing our customers with the ability to view their project in 3D virtual reality before a project begins. We also invest heavily in a CNC drill line taking full control of the steel manufacturing process in-house. The Hawkins Group is awarded Dynamic Business of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards. This year our annual turnover reaches a record £30m and we now employ 94 members of staff.

2021 – Hawkins Opens Technical and Innovation Centre

2021 – Hawkins Opens Technical and Innovation Centre

Hawkins’ resilience, agility and passion enabled the group to successfully navigate the global pandemic and secure another record turnover. Hawkins Group opened Hawkins 3 Technical and Innovation Centre. The refurbished office space is invaluable for our growing Drawing Office team, and the Specialist Fabrication team relocated from Hawkins 1 to

2023 – Our Sustainability Drive

2023 – Our Sustainability Drive

We understand the importance of sustainability and the role it plays in how we run our business and on-site projects. In the last year, we have invested over £200,000 in solar panel technologies. Our three large battery storage facilities allow Hawkins to utilise as much sustainably sourced energy as possible. Our continued investment in electric vehicles furthers our commitment to a more sustainable future in construction.

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