8th November 1879 was determined as the date that Houlton was first established by George Houlton Snr.. To mark the occasion of our 140th Year in 2019 we held several events throughout the year including a staff and family fun day, a Big Breakfast birthday, and celebration tree planting in East Park and at Rockford Fields Nature Reserve.

As part of our 140 year celebrations employees were asked for ideas on how we could celebrate 140 years in construction. One idea that particularly resonated was commemorative tree planting. This gave us the opportunity to give something back to the community, help the environment and leave a legacy within the city that could last for another 140 years. 

The Family Fun Day was held at Hull Sports Centre and the event saw over 150 people in attendance across the day. After a scare with the weather, it turned into a fantastic event which also saw us raise over £500 for the Hull & East Yorkshire Children's University. Staff, retired staff and their families were invited to join in on various activities throughout the day.

On the 8th November 2019 birthday we  gathered operatives, office staff and as many site staff as practically possible and set up a big breakfast servery at our offices for all to enjoy breakfast sandwiches, pastries and the opportunity to catch up with colleagues.


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