Our History | Combined Energy Solutions

Our History

The Briggs & Forrester Group is renowned for excellence and innovation within the building services industry developed over more than 70 years. While we are focused on constructing the future, we are proud of our heritage that has given us firm foundations upon which to grow.

Combined Energy Solutions
Maintenance Arm Relaunched
The maintenance arm of the Briggs & Forrester Group is relaunched as the Combined Energy Solutions division.
 
2002
Business Merge
Mechanical & Electrical Merge
'Mechanical' & 'Electrical' businesses merge to form the divisions Engineering Services Ltd and Special Projects Ltd.
 
2004
60th Anniversary
Celebrations raise funds for charity

The Briggs and Forerster Group celebrates its 60th Anniversary by raising over £10,000 for charity.

2007
IS0 14001
Environmental Management Certificate

Enivironmental Management Certificate awarded to the Briggs and Forrester Group.

2009
RoSPA Gold Medal Award
8th consecutive achievement

Briggs & Forrester is awarded with its 8th consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal Award.

2011
CES achieve certification
BS OHSAS 18001:2007

The Combined Energy Solutions division of the Briggs and Forrester Group achieve certification for the BS OHSAS (Occupational Health & Safety Management) 18000:2007, helping the disvision to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognised best practice.

2011
RoSPA Gold Medal Award
9th Consecutive RoSPA gold medal

Briggs & Forrester is awarded its ninth consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal Award.

2012
New Office Opens
Northern Regional Office Opens
2012
RoSPA President's Award
Awarded RoSPA President's Award

Briggs & Forrester awarded RoSPA President's Award.

2013
RoSPA President's Award
Awarded RoSPA President's Award

Briggs & Forrester awarded RoSPA President's Award.

2014
RoSPA President's Award
Third consecutive success

Briggs and Forrester proud to be awarded third consecutive RoSPA President's Award.

2015
Group senior management changes
Paul Burton announced as Group CEO

Mike Stanton remains as Group Chairman with Paul Burton moving from Engineering Services to become Group Chief Executive

2017
Briggs & Forrester Group celebrates 70th Anniversary

The group celebrates 70 years being the forefront of the building services industry.

2017
Briggs & Forrester Foundation established

Celebrating the 70th anniversary in 2017, the Briggs and Forrester Group launches the Briggs and Forrester Foundation. Briggs and Forrester has a long history of supporting the local causes that mean the most to our employees.

2017
Management buy in completed – full management owned business

Briggs and Forrester become a full management owned business.

2018
Group achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification

This accreditation demonstrates that Briggs and Forrester Group are committed to ensuring Environmental responsibility and improvement.

2018
LEC achieve CPD status

LEC announce they have become an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider, having achieved CPD status.

2018