Bradford-on-Avon Business Awards – please vote for us!

Although we serve an area far and wide, our home is in vibrant Bradford-on-Avon. It’s a beautiful town with near Bath, with historically interesting streets and no less than two waterways flowing through.
The history of Bradford-on-Avon is steeped in the wool trade. For six centuries wool harvesting, weaving, and selling-on as cloth was the town’s main purpose. The main streets in the town today still have the decorative clothiers’ houses as focal points, with humble but functional weavers’ cottages winding up the hills behind that date back to the 17th century, which was the most successful period of the local textile industry. Today the streets and passage-ways are a source of fascination for tourists and locals alike.
But moving forward to the industrial age, Bradford-on-Avon changed as the wool industry became more industrialised and the mills of the town (now mostly converted to flats) were powered by its waterways, and with other industries, the town thrived.
Meanwhile, the fire extinguisher was invented in the late 1800s, but didn’t really come into mass production until after World War II in the 1940s.
Then in 1991, in Bradford-on-Avon, Jon Milne launched the business he named Bath & West Fire & Safety. Jon had the philosophy of delivering quality fire safety advice and products coupled with a friendly, knowledgeable service to businesses and individuals. As the business grew the vans of Bath & West Fire & Safety became a well-known feature as they travelled around the west of England and Wales. Today, his son Steve Milne and business partner, Darren Dicker are at the helm of Bath & West Fire & Safety and this philosophy carries on.
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