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.


The Mears team grew to 8000 employees, and Mears moved to the main market at the London Stock Exchange, with a £420m turnover (by the way that’s £417.5 million turnover growth in 13 years, which is an average rate of £32.2 million per year – pretty good going!)