Barrettine (0 products found)
1879 - Established in River Street Docks, Bristol by J.V. Barrett Esq.
Originally to supply Whale oil, Fish oils, Tar, Lamp oils, Tallow ect to ships and ship chandlers.
Old Barrettine Invoice
1973 - Buisness bought by brothers Colin & Peter Bailey, the business was then situated in Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol. Sales that year were at £37,000.
The "Barrettine" brand which was originally launched as a Tractor Oil became the generic product brand for J.V.Barrett & Co. Ltd. The majority of Products sold in this period included Putty, Creosote, Wood Preservers, White Spirit, Methylated Spirits and Linseed Oils. Products were mainly sold directly to Ironmongers and local Hardware Shops (No superstores or large retail outlets).
1975 - The Business' growth had led to the need to become a Limited company.
1980 - The expanding company moved to it's existing premises in St Ivel Way, Warmley.
St Ivel Way Site
1981 - Exceeded £1m sales.
1983 - Barrettine Industrial Established.
The arrival of commercialised DIY Retail outlets (B&Q, Homebase) led to a diminshed independent market and as a result Barrettine had to adapt to changing market conditions. Therefore implementing Barrettine Industrial as a division to to help maintain growth in such a diverse and fast developing marketplace.
1984 - Barrettine Products Established.
1988 - Barrettine Group Sales exceeded £2m.
Fast expansive growth came as a direct result of the implementation of Barrettine Industrial and Products divisions to drive up revenue to new milestones.
1990 - Started to manufacture our own brand of Wood Preservers and other decorating sundries.
Barrettine saw opportunities to break into the commercial market to become more than just a wholesale distributor and packer of commodities. This allowed for the further development of Barrettine as a brand image where we could directly challenge competitors and stay ahead of the market with product formulations and own brand products.
1992 - Purchased Machinery and Chemicals Limited which was later re-named Barrettine Environmental Health.
The company was based in hownslow, Middlesex. It was later moved to join the rest of the Group at St. Ivel way and since then rapid expansion has led to BEH having its own Bristol based premises at Caxton Business Park, Warmley, Bristol.