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Edward Dewhurst is in the headlines again

EDWARD Dewhurst is in the headlines again after the Lancashire Evening Post featured our company in their 125th birthday celebration newspaper.

Under the headline, ‘125 years of bright ideas – and still going today’ – the Lancashire Evening Post’s business reporter David Coates interviewed chairman Edward Dewhurst and joint-managing directors John and Paul as they looked forward to their 2012 anniversary – when Edward Dewhurst will also celebrate 125 years in business.

Featuring a picture of Edward and his two sons, and an image of one of the company’s original vans, David Coates wrote: ‘Today, the company specialises in everything from fitting solar panels on people’s homes and businesses to airport lighting, a long way from when they started out in 1887 with Queen Victoria still on the throne.”

The article highlighted the growth of the company and the different work it now undertakes, launching a new Airfields Services Division following successful projects to light up the runways at Blackpool airport and at BAE Systems’ factory at Warton, near Preston.

Paul said: “We have eight engineers on that side of the business now and do everything from lighting on airfields through to control lighting on the runways.

“We have completed jobs at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster and Jersey, and that is all part of diversifying the business into other areas and we are a recognised player in the UK market now.”

Edward Dewhurst said that his grandfather, the founder of the company, would be staggered to see the business today, adding: “When I was doing my apprenticeship, you had a hammer and a chisel, even an electric drill was something you could not even have thought of.

“I think my grandfather would be astonished to see the business today – but very proud of what we have achieved and that the lads are still at the head of the business.”