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C. H. Beazer, construction and house building group, of Bath
1968 C. H. Beazer and Sons (Holdings) was incorporated to acquire C. H. Beazer and Sons Ltd
1982 C. H. Beazer (Holdings) PLC was re-registered as a public company
1984 Acquired M. P. Kent, property developers
1985 Acquired William Leech plc
1988 Name changed to Beazer plc
1988 Acquired Koppers, a US aggregates group but this deal saddled the company with a lot of debt
1992 The UK construction businesses were sold to their management by Hanson, forming Kier Group, Britain’s first major contractor to be employee-owned. The ex-Beazer businesses inc;uded in the new company were French Kier, Kier Construction, Marriott, Moss Construction, Wallis.