Seddon is a family-owned and managed business that spans three centuries and five generations.
From its humble beginnings in Little Hulton near Manchester in 1897 the business now delivers over £160 million of building projects across the UK employing nearly 800 people.
The company history can be plotted against the following key dates:
George and John Seddon begin a bricklaying business in Little Hulton, near Manchester called G & J Seddon
The company is incorporated as G&J Seddon Limited
The contract construction business, J&S Seddon (Building) Limited is created
The plant engineering business, Seddons (Plant and Engineers) Limited, is created; a branch office in Stoke-on-Trent is opened
The Stoke-on-Trent office becomes a separate subsidiary, Seddon (Stoke) Limited
The District Garage, providing automotive service and used vehicle sales, is established
The Seddon Group is created as a holding company for family businesses
Winget, manufacturer of site dumpers and cement mixers, is acquired
Viceroy Developments, a multi-site developer, is created
Seddon Homes, a developer of private housing for sale is launched; Chestergate Seddon is a commercial development company is launched
Bristol family business, Jotcham & Kendall, originally founded in 1680, is acquired to bolster regional coverage in construction. The company enters project management with the creation of Chestergate Health; the company enters the nursery and day care business with Nu Nu Limited
The subsidiary, Seddon Regeneration Limited is created (in 2004 this is rebranded as ID4Living Ltd)
The two Seddon Group construction businesses, J&S Seddon (Building) Limited and G&J Seddon Limited merge to form Seddon Construction Limited, providing local delivery and national coverage
Seddon Group restructures to create Seddon Solutions wholly-owned by Christopher Seddon.