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 took over more than 20 Home Improvement Services from Anchor to help achieve our vision of integrated care and repair. This along with the acquisition of a Supported Living business in Scotland and the North-East increased the diversity of our adult care services and brought the total number of employees in Mears to just under 13,000.