Over 60 years of Forrest

1958

Worked on flat conversions for W Bateman (now Bateman BMW) at Consiton

1960

Truck back

New workshop and office facility on Inglewhite Rd, Longridge, which enabled wagons to reverse in to fit lorry backs

1960

Joinery works to Ingol School

The conversion of Wilmar Lodge in Blackburn was carried out

Made 36 sink cupboards for JS Taylor builders at £7.50 each

1966

Main contractor for building Whitaker supermarket – now Spar in Longridge

1968

Robs - 1976 Brick House, Tim Forrest, Chris Pye, Paul CouthurstThe Christmas Dinner Dance was held for 20 people costing 1 pound 6 shillings and 6 pence each

1971

Bedford van - Rob copy

A holiday van was purchased for employees to borrow for family trips out and excursions

1972

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Turnover reaches £100,000

1975

The first large planned maintenance scheme for Preston Borough Council was carried out at Ingol

1983

Jack retires-Rob Jack Holden retires after 50 years. When he started work back in 1933 he salary was 5 shillings a week

1984

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Tim Forrest joins the business

1986

First UPVC contract at Ashton Street for Blackburn Borough Council

1990

First computer arrived in the business

1991

First job on priced work

1993

Fake hT Retires

Herbert T Forrest retires aged 65

1996

First energy efficiency refurbishment scheme at Blackpool Borough Council

2000

First speculative new build commenced

2001

Largest job won to date, a new build school at Stockport, worth £1.5m

2002

First Decent Homes programme of work for Places for People and Twin Valley Homes

2003

Appointed by Bolton at Home for the 5 year Decent Homes framework

2006

Beech HouseMoved office premises from Longridge to Beech House, Preston

2007

LDC Investment

Leeds office opens

2008

First responsive maintenance contract won with Unity Housing Association

2009

Lee n TimLee McCarren appointed third CEO in 54years

Staff numbers reach 400

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, officially opened a local community centre with our client Parkway Green for the ITV1 documentary ‘The Duchess on the Estate’

2010

Moved office premises from Preston to Bolton

2011

Ladywell Green 2012

Secured £20m City West high rise scheme

Renew workstream launches

2012

Turnover reaches £100m

2013

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Palatine investment

First carbon efficient fleet vehicles are delivered

2014

Anchor contract win – largest in the company’s history

Day 2 of build (960x720)

20 employees travel to South Africa in aid of The Footprints Foundation

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Forrest lends a hand on DIY SOS

2015

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Start on site at X1 Eastbank – the first private rented scheme

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Commence first floating solar scheme with United Utilities

2016

Restructured into three divisions: New Build, Refurbish & Respond and Energy

Order book and pipeline now stands at £1.4bn

Won our eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold Award rospagold

2017

Success at the Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards for two schemes: Bristol High Rise refurb and Lamb Lane new build