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.


Mears had more than 2,500 employees in a strong and progressive team, and was proud to take its place alongside the top 20 companies in Europe in its sector for employment growth.