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Dudley Coles Long

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1945 Dudley Coles Ltd was incorporated

1964 Acquired by Bath and Portland Group

1967 Name changed to Dudley Coles Long Ltd

Became the building and civil engineering division of the Group

1968 Management reorganised in order to stem losses in this division[1]

1969 Bath and Portland integrated its building and civil engineering activities, forming 2 new subsidiaries: Marples Ridgway would be the new subsidiary carrying out all civil engineering work; Marples Ridgway (Building) would be the subsidiary controlling all building activities; Dudley Coles Long would be a subsidiary of Marples Ridgway (Building) [2]

1970 Name changed to Dudley Coles Ltd

1986 Remained a subsidiary of Consolidated Gold Fields, although the Marples Ridgway business had been sold.[3]

By 1995 was a subsidiary of Kier Regional Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, December 7, 1968
  2. The Times, June 16, 1969
  3. 1986 Annual report
  • Companies House filings