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Biddle Holdings

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Manufacturer of heating and air conditioning equipment and installer of lifts

1973 Public company; shares traded on the Stock Exchange for the first time[1]

1982 Described as London-based; workforce of 1,000 (cut by half in two years). £17.5 million turnover in heating and ventilation, lift mechanisms and building services.[2]

1985 Subsidiary F. H. Biddle sold one factory in Nuneaton and bought another from the receiver of Meymott Machine Tool[3]

1986 Acquired by Kone of Finland once the heating companies had been spun-off to one of the directors[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 26, 1973
  2. The Engineer 1982/12/02
  3. The Times, May 09, 1985
  4. The Times, July 19, 1986