Our Story

It all started with one little van...

The Mears story began in 1988 when a little known maintenance contractor in Gloucestershire, with a tiny work force, took its first steps as Mears Limited. Within four years Mears won its first local authority contract and achieved a remarkable £2.5 million turnover! All from a cosy portacabin.


Chairman Bob Holt took Mears to the ‘City’ and led the flotation of the company on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, creating Mears Group Plc. The Mears team at this time consisted of 83 employees working hard to achieve a turnover of £12 million. David Miles joined Bob shortly afterwards.