Thomas Bow City Asphalt

Thomas Bow City Asphalt is a privately owned civil engineering and groundwork company, located in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Thomas Bow City Asphalt
TypePrivate Limited Company
Founded1867 by Lawrence Bow in Nottingham
HeadquartersNottingham, United Kingdom
Key people
Alistair Bow, Managing Director

History Edit

Thomas Bow was first set up by Lawrence Bow in 1867 and from small beginnings has developed into one of the East Midlands major building, civil engineering and groundwork contractors. The business has remained a family firm and is currently headed up by sixth generation chairman and managing director Alistair Bow.[1] Alistair is joined by fellow directors Alex Gardner, David Wilkinson and John Allen.

In 2005 Thomas Bow joined forces with City Asphalt Ltd working as sister companies until August 2010 when the two companies merged and rebranded as Thomas Bow City Asphalt.[2] The company is now a major player in the Highways Maintenance area.

Thomas Bow City Asphalt is consistently listed on the London Stock Exchange report identifying ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’[3] and the Nottingham Post ‘Top 200 Businesses’ list.[4]

In 2017 Thomas Bow celebrated its 150th anniversary in business.[5] The firm threw a big event attended by employees, former employees and local dignitaries.[6]

Major projects Edit

Thomas Bow was contracted to build Wilford Power Station, the Raleigh Bicycle Company factory and Barclays Bank in Market Square, Nottingham.

Thomas Bow rebuilt some buildings in Nottingham during World War II; such as, the bombed William Dixon & Co. factory and camouflaging the roof of the Royal Ordnance Factory. Thomas Bow was additionally contracted to rebuild the Newark’s Ransome & Marles bearings factory which was devastated by an air raid on 7 March 1941, a day which became known as Newark’s Black Friday.[7]

More recently the company has been contracted to deliver work for Donington Park racetrack, Birmingham Airport and the Lincoln Transport Hub.

CSR Edit

Thomas Bow City Asphalt is involved in the local community, with MD Alistair chairman, of many not-for-profit businesses. Charities and sports clubs including: Nottingham R.F.C. and Walesby Forest Scout Camp.

References Edit

  1. ^ "Interview - Alistair Bow, Thomas Bow City Asphalt - East Midlands Business Link". East Midlands Business Link. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  2. ^ "Thomas Bow and City Asphalt merge". Construction News. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  3. ^ "1000 Companies to Inspire". London Stock Exchange Group. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  4. ^ Toulson, Gemma (2017-07-04). "Nottinghamshire's Top 200 Companies revealed". nottinghampost. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  5. ^ "Firm that 'built Nottingham' celebrates 150 years". BBC News. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  6. ^ "Social scene: Thomas Bow City Asphalt 150th anniversary |". East Midlands. 2017-07-05. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  7. ^ Frecknall, Trevor (2014-08-30). Newark in the Great War. Pen and Sword. ISBN 9781473838697.