Bumper birthday for Bath firm

Bath-based Hawker Joinery – one of the best-known heritage businesses in the country – will be celebrating its centenary in grand style this Friday.

Hawker Joinery will be marking 100 years of making bespoke joinery with a grand dinner and dance attended by the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Patrick Anketell Jones on Friday at the Pump Room.

Originally founded by Frederick William Hawker in 1919, the company began life by making crane boxes for the globally renowned Bath company Stothert and Pitt.

Frederick established a base at the rear of his home in Northend, Batheaston that evolved into 20,000sqf plus of workshops.

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Frederick William Hawker at the entrance to the original workshops in Northend, Batheaston,

Through four family generations Hawkers grew to become one of the best-known heritage businesses that has cared for many properties from Windsor Castle to the Royal Crescent and everything in between.

The dinner will be attended by 17 direct descendants of FW Hawker and Colin Frayling the great grandson of the founder will be regaling the 150 strong attendees with stories of the first 100 years. Mitchell Thomas, Commercial Director, will propose the toast and thank all of the present 25 staff, customers and suppliers.

New workshops at Vallis Mills, Frome, Somerset

Hawkers has recently benefitted by significant investment that sees it operate from a brand new Frome based workshop and will be opening a new sales and display office on Queens Parade Place, Bath in March this year.

As a result, the company is very much looking forward to the next 100 years and further building on Frederick’s legacy!