Brogan Group, as it is today, is the result of a number of stages of growth, diversification and expansion strategies implemented since its inception in 1988. The organisation has grown from initially being a scaffolding hire and erection service into an international specialist access group.
When Brogan Scaffolding was founded in London in the late 80s, its goal was to become a strategic supplier in contract scaffolding to the major UK contractors. The Company’s first major contracts were secured working on high profile projects such as the Victoria Coach Station and the Farringdon Street Development. These projects served to quickly establish the Company’s reputation for good service and performance, helping to secure repeat business with the industry’s major players.
The company continued to grow in the mid to late 90's, doubling its turnover year on year for a number of years. As its client base increased to include some of the top 20 UK construction firms, the company successfully tendered for increasingly larger projects. During this time, the Company made the transition to using system scaffolding extensively, as an alternative to traditional tube and fitting.
In 2001, with success in the UK now established, the Company extended its operations into Ireland, initially opening a branch in Dublin and eventually expanding into Cork also. In 2002, Brogan Lita, a Lithuanian branch, was established in Vilnius.
In 2005, the Company expanded its UK operations to include the north of England, and introduced mast climbers to its range of access solutions. The range was further complemented with the introduction of hoists in 2006. In 2009, Brogan Group Middle East was established, with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In 2014, our designated IPAF training centre opened in response to the growing number and size of mastclimber contracts and resulting need for more trained operatives.
From its beginnings as a start-up private company without funding, profits from the business were re-invested in equipment, a strategy that continues today. This has helped to create an enterprise that now stands at a value of over €35 million.