Hill & Smith

Hill & Smith Holdings plc
Public limited company
Traded as LSE: HILS
Industry Building materials
Founded 1824
Headquarters Brierley Hill, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Key people
Bill Whiteley, (Chairman)
Derek Muir, (CEO)
Revenue £467.5 million (2015)[1]
£56.0 million (2015)[1]
£24.1 million (2015)[1]
Website www.hsholdings.com

Hill & Smith is a business involved in the design, manufacture and supply of products for the construction industry. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was founded as by Edward Hill as Hill's Ironworks at Brierley Hill in 1824; Henry Smith joined the business which became a partnership.[2] Historic projects included fencing for Queen Victoria in 1860, ornamental gates the King Chulalongkorn of Siam in around 1900, materials for the Naval Base Simon's Town in 1910 and components for the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.[2] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 1969.[3]

In 2005 the company bought Techspan Systems for £0.9 million,[4] in 2012 it bought Expamet for £0.5 million[5] and in November 2015 it bought Hull Galvanising for £15.5 million.[6]


  1. 1 2 3 "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Hill & Smith Holdings. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Hill & Smith Holdings". Black Country History. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. "Hill & Smith Holdings". London Stock Exchange. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  4. "Record Contract Win a Good Sign for Hill & Smith". Road Trafffic Technology. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. "Expamet acquired for £500,000 but shortfall for creditors". Insider Media. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. "Hill & Smith acquires Hull Galvanizing firm for £15.5 Million". Business Link. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016.

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