RS1032_SU-35_150Mears acquired Care UK Homecare Limited, the domiciliary care division of Care UK Limited, whose 6,000 employees provide community-based care services to over 10,000 people in England, Wales and Scotland.


timeline-2014Mears acquired Omega Group, the largest provider of temporary accommodation and homelessness prevention schemes in England, and now provides quality accommodation to homeless people.


timeline-2013Mears acquired Independent Living Services Scotland and saw the launch of Mears Nurseplus – enabling Mears to offer nurse-led support in the home to adults and children with additional health needs including spinal injury, brain injury and degenerative conditions.


timeline-2012The acquisition of Morrison by Mears, increasing the Mears team to 15,000 employees.


timeline-2011Mears took over more than 20 Home Improvement Services from Anchor to help achieve our vision of integrated care and repair. This along with the acquisition of a Supported Living business in Scotland and the North-East increased the diversity of our adult care services and brought the total number of employees in Mears to just under 13,000.


timeline-2010Domiciliary care services group Supporta acquired and merged with Careforce to create Mears Care – growing the Mears team to a massive 12,000 people.


timeline-2009Mears Group won the PLC Award for New Company of the Year on the LSE Main Market. Mears was listed on the FTSE4Good Index in recognition of its Community and Social Responsibility activity.


timeline-2008The Mears team grew to 8000 employees, and Mears moved to the main market at the London Stock Exchange, with a £420m turnover (by the way that’s £417.5 million turnover growth in 13 years, which is an average rate of £32.2 million per year – pretty good going!)


timeline-2007Mears added the domiciliary care provider Careforce to the Group and the Mears team grew to over 5,000 employees.


timeline-2006Mears had more than 2,500 employees in a strong and progressive team, and was proud to take its place alongside the top 20 companies in Europe in its sector for employment growth.


timeline-2005Mears celebrated a whopping turnover of £203.5 million and an order book reaching £1billion for the first time. Mears Group won ‘Decade of Excellence’ and ‘Best Performing Share Over 5 Years’ at the AIM Awards.


timeline-1999Mears made its first big acquisition – Haydon & Co, and welcomed more than 500 new employees.


timeline-1996Chairman Bob Holt took Mears to the ‘City’ and led the flotation of the company on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, creating Mears Group Plc. The Mears team at this time consisted of 83 employees working hard to achieve a turnover of £12 million. David Miles joined Bob shortly afterwards


timeline-1995Mears was taking on the competition, expanding to 8 operational branches and achieving an impressive turnover of £10.7 million.


timeline-1992Mears won its first Local Authority contract taking the business into support services for the first time and achieving a whopping £2.5 million turnover – all from a portacabin in the South.


timeline-1988A little known contractor in Gloucestershire with a tiny work force become Mears Limited and took its first steps.