It is very unlikely that, when he set up his own horse-cab and transport business in 1883, Arnold Birch had any idea he was founding a dynasty that has provided an ongoing service to Liverpool’s industries, tradesmen and residents right up to the present day. But that is exactly what has happened. The business has expanded and diversified to become a thriving Company, which, with the fourth generation of the Birch Family in control, is well positioned to progress further for another century to come.
John Birch Snr (Leslie Birch's older brother) bought into Lloyd & Jones Ltd.
We became Lloyd & Jones Engineers Ltd
May ~ Purchased the assets of Thomas Proctor & Sons Limited. Proctors have been serving industry since it was established in 1798. Starting out on the banks of the Tyne as ship merchants, as the industries around them changed so did they. This acquisition added Gateshead, Carlisle and Teesside to our Branch network.
June ~ Purchased the assets of Tooltek Supplies in Hull. Adding Hull to our branch network.
With the view of giving its customers the maximum level of support possible, Lloyd & Jones employs experts in several technical fields. They include, mechanical and electrical engineers as well as specialists in tool-making, paint supply, fasteners and protective clothing. Their advice is free and they are readily available.
Lloyd & Jones conducts its business from spacious and superbly stocked premises on Regent Road, Bootle, near the Millers Bridge Junction. The complex houses an efficient and speedy trade counter, backed up by staff who are fully conversant with all aspects of the merchandise. Through continuous training, the company endeavours to make all staff aware of every facet of the business. Despite the general downturn in UK manufacturing, Lloyd & Jones has seen trade continue to increase, as a result, more jobs have been created and they now have 40 staff at their Bootle headquarters. Lloyd & Jones has a proud tradition of supporting engineering and port-related industries in the North West and North Wales. The Company currently has an extensive portfolio of large national and international customers and numerous smaller local and national accounts.
Lloyd & Jones continue to expand and serves local, national and international industries and businesses with engineering and maintenance materials, creating a one-stop operation. This is backed up with over 23,000 stock items, ranging from abrasives, hand and power tools, protective clothing and fasteners to welding supplies and zinc anodes.