From Ian & Paul’s Mum’s front room to a small shop in Ashford with no heating & 1 telephone!
We had our win our first major contract with Badalex in Weybridge.
Finally, we now have heating in the office. It was a real treat indeed!
Our second major contract and we won the CE King business. Wa-hoo!
Moved from Ashford to Shepperton where we still have our Head Office.
Appointed IKO agents and started stocking needles, rod ends, linear bushes and cam followers.
The very first Godiva company van was purchased – what a great day!
Appointed ROSE agents who are now part of Minebea group that includes NMB.
We introduced a specalised 24-hour call-out service for our customers.
This year, Godiva Bearings were appointed to become MPB agents!
WOW! Everyone at Godiva celebrated our 10-year anniversary!
Appointed INA agents and made the product available from day one.
Tom Hamlett joins the company as a busy warehouse man – hurray!
We decide to take on a secondary unit based all the way down in Shepperton.
Godiva Bearings are now appointed Fluro agents – congrats!
We opened our 3rd branch in Newcastle and got appointed Smith agents!
Appointed Aurora agents and become members of The Bearing.net
Open our Dudley branch. This was welcomed by the trade who collected from us on day 1!
A great start to a brand new century – we got appointed HMEC agents!
BIG NEWS in 2002! INA buys FAG and we get appointed to become LDK agents.
Godiva are now FAG agents. We also become our well known trademark – Trade Only.
Ian & Paul sell out in a MBO. Paul stays on as Director of the new company.
2005 is the year Godiva Man is born! We also get appointed agents for JNS.
Dudley move next door to larger premises and never thought they would fill it!
Join the European Power Transmission Distributors Association ( EPTDA ).
NVQ’s are now introduced within the company for all staff members!
Godiva gets appointed to become the Sole UK agent for Nachi – WOW!
Appointed SOLE WORLDWIDE Agents for the NMB E-Type Bearings.
Appointed NB agents, and we open our Export department for worldwide orders!
Tom Hamlett, Trevor Brain & Paul buy the company. Appointed agents for Conti, SMC & Loctite.
Sole UK agents for Rose type RBJ bearings & we opened our Marketing Department.
Powerspan Belts are finally available in the UK, only from Godiva.
Nilos Rings now stocked in depth. All sizes available for same day despatch.
Godiva Bearings turns 40 and we are appointed Sferax agents for the UK.
ConeMount portable heaters now available in Europe and the UK only from Godiva.
Perma lubricants joined our stocks – dispatching from our NDC in Dudley.
Another appointed UK agents! This time with EasyTen chain tensioners brand!
Introducing split bearings into our range from brand new company – GBSplitBearingsUK.
We celebrated being 45 with a brand-new website & become Strategic Partners with Carter.
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