Mr Samuel Brown, the Founder of the company, which involved coal haulage. However, this was short-lived due to the interruption of World War II.
When the war ended, Samuel’s son, Herbert Brown, resumed the business started by his father. Then Herbert officially named the company H Brown. Horse and Cart was traditionally used to deliver clay, coke and coal to the pottery industry. This, we think, may have been our first ever waste disposal contract. The cart was then used to remove shraff and waste once a delivery was complete.
William H Brown joined the business and the company became H BROWN & SON. Expansion continued with the acquisition of Wilkes Bros haulage of Harriseahead and our first two 10 tonne tipper lorries were added to the business.
Waste disposal was added to our bulk coal and clay deliveries. Some of our main contracts included: Royal Doultons, H & R Johnsons, W.H.Grindley and Thomas Boultons Ltd. Herbert Brown retired during the 1960’s and his son, William H Brown took over as Managing Director. The company expanded its waste and coal operations by transporting coal to Cornwall and returning with clay for the pottery industry.
H Brown & Son branched out into providing coaches for the leisure industry.
Roderick W Brown, son of William H Brown, joined the company. The aim of the company,as the recession ended, was to concentrate on waste disposal and recycling.
The coach business was sold and, due to miners unrest and uncertainties over future industrial coal usage, the bulk tipper fleet was gradually wound down. However, the waste and recycling side of the business began to flourish.
William and Roderick purchased George Singer Ltd, a metals processor. H Brown & Son added a licensed waste transfer facility to the site forming Singers Ltd.
William retired and Roderick took control as Managing Director, with new ideas of becoming the largest independent waste company in Staffordshire. During the forthcoming years, H Brown & Son purchased Booths Newcastle Ltd, Trojan Prospects Ltd and, more recently, R D Delicata. With the merger of all these companies, we are the largest independent waste company in Stoke-on-Trent.
Mitchel R Brown joined the company, with the future of the company set to continue through him. Mitchel is presently working through all the roles at the company and, in time, will assume control.
H Brown Recycling Ltd expands after a £3.5million investment in cutting-edge green technology.
H Brown Recycling Ltd named as one of the top 100 businesses in Staffordshire.
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