Yorkshire’s leading leak detection and environmental protection systems provider, Andel, is celebrating 25 years in business by increasing its turnover and employees tenfold.
In June 1992, the late Ian Pogson started the business from his garden shed creating a leak detection system like no other on the market. In the early days, Pogson employed just a handful of staff to support the development and manufacturing of his new Floodline system.
However, since 2001, the company increased tenfold in turnover and employees and is now the biggest employer in Marsden with more than 60 employees and expects turnover to rise above £4 million by the end of the year.
Highlights of the past 25 years include winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation and becoming one of the success stories of the 2012 London Olympics – installing and commissioning several leak detection systems in the main stadium, the white water canoe course and the Olympic village. Last year Andel installed its Floodline system in prestigious London buildings including the Shard, the Houses of Parliament, the O2, the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building and Canary Wharf.