We’ve accomplished a lot in the last 58 years. Find out more about where we came from and where we’re headed.


H Docherty Ltd was founded by Barry and Helen Moorcroft, the parents of former long-standing Managing Director, Allister Moorcroft. They spotted a business opportunity manufacturing and selling chimney cowls. The company name is Helen’s maiden name.


The company established its first manufacturing facility in Crowthorne


Started manufacturing stainless steel single wall and vitreous enamelled flue pipe


Started manufacturing flexible flue liner


Allister Moorcroft joins the business as Accountant.

The acquisition of New Vent helped grow the company’s distribution network


Projects division was formed, specialising on commercial flue and chimney installations and design throughout the UK.


Docherty acquired Independent Components Ltd (ICL), a Devon-based distributor of flues and chimneys.

The acquisition of Sure Fire Training Services in Ripley, a training provider for those wishing to get into the industry.


The acquisition of MMF Group – another specialist flue and chimney distributor – have allowed for geographical expansion to 11 locations in the UK and product line extension.

In the same year, Docherty have added wood burning stoves to its product portfolio.


The company was featured in the list of 1000 companies to inspire Britain by London Stock Exchange.

In the same year, we were included in the UK’s Top 100 fastest growing private companies by Real Business.


Docherty Group announced the appointment of Patrick Simpson as Chief Executive.

Patrick’s appointment follows the resignation of Allister Moorcroft, who alongside his wife Nicki have decided to retire from the business.

Patrick joined the Docherty family as a Director and Shareholder in 2010 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.


Today, just as 58 years ago, H Docherty Ltd remains a structure based on solid family values.