Did you know? 100 years ago in 1922...
- The British Broadcasting Company, as the BBC was originally called, was formed.
- Wimbledon moved to Church Road, the official opening was conducted by King George V and Queen Mary.
- Tomb of Tutankhamun began to be excavated.
- First successful insulin treatment.
- Helipebs Ltd officially registered at Companies House.
Helipebs Ltd First Board Meeting Date
7th July 1922 is a date to be remembered with Helipebs Limited being officially registered at Companies House, and the first Director’s meeting took place on 14th July (see hand written extract from the minutes).
Present at the first Director’s meeting were:
- Mr S.D Lane (Elected as Chairman)
- Mr R McDougall
(Grandfather of the current Managing Director Mr G.F Davis)
- Dr C Night
- Mr F.W Duart-Smith
- Mr J.H Baker
- Mr D.G Price
Helipebs Ltd Handwritten notes of first Board Meeting held on 14th July 1922
Originally the meetings were held in King Street Gloucester which was demolished in the 1970's and is now the entrance to King’s Walk Shopping Centre leading to King’s Square.
King Street, Gloucester (leading to the left of the photo)
View of King Street, Gloucester, looking from Queen's Street where original Board Meetings were held
Originally set up to produce grinding media for the cement industry Helipebs expanded into different markets by acquiring Kell & Co to offer sub-contract machining and non-ferrous castings.
The success of the business has been the ability to adapt to market demands and offer high quality products and services, hence one hundred years later, Helipebs continues to successfully trade in the fluid power industry under the name Helipebs Controls Ltd. and it is fitting that in April 2022 a new company and name has emerged Helipebs Metal Finishing which is specialising in shot blasting and powder coating of a wide range of products for local companies.
Helipebs celebrates a centenary
BBC Formed 1922
Wimbledon Moved to New Premises 1922
First Successful Insulin Treatment 1922