COMPANY HISTORY

We’ve accomplished a lot in the last 57 years. Find out more about where we came from and where we’re headed.

1960

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

1964

The company established its first manufacturing facility in Crowthorne

1974

Started manufacturing stainless steel single wall and vitreous enamelled flue pipe

1982

Started manufacturing flexible flue liner

1984

Allister Moorcroft joins the business as Accountant.

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

1999

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

2010

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.

2012

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.

2015

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.

2017

Today, just as 57 years ago, H Docherty Ltd remains a structure based on solid family values.