Firm goes back to historic marque ditched 20 years ago

Interserve is rebranding to its historic Tilbury Douglas name 20 years after ditching the marque.

The name, which dates back to 1884, was dropped in 2001 as the firm pushed more into the support services sector, such as FM, and away from its historic construction roots.


The Interserve name was launched in 2001 to reflect the firm’s push into the support services sector

But Interserve said it was now renaming its construction and engineering businesses with the Tilbury Douglas brand.

The firm said the move has been made following the sale of Interserve Group’s support services and learning and healthcare businesses to Mitie last year.

Tilbury Douglas managing director Paul Gandy said: “Tilbury Douglas is a well-recognised historical brand in the construction sector and now represents our purpose of being a trusted construction and engineering partner.”

The firm said revenue this year will be around £500m.