The Helical Bar and Engineering Company Limited was incorporated as a limited company on 3 July 1919 to make and sell reinforcing steel for the construction industry.

Our journey

  1. 1984

    After continuing this business for over 65 years, financial difficulties led the Company to seek new activities and on 21 August 1984 Michael Slade was appointed to the Board bringing with him over 15 years of experience of the commercial property world.

  2. 1986

    The steel reinforcement business was sold at the end of 1986 enabling Helical Bar to become a property development and investment company with Michael Slade as its Chief Executive and Nigel McNair Scott as its Finance Director.

  3. 1994

    Gerald Kaye joined the Board.

  4. 2007

    Having joined Helical in 1995, Matthew Bonning-Snook was appointed Director in 2007.

  5. 2012

    Tim Murphy was appointed Finance Director in July 2012.

  6. 2016

    At the 2016 AGM Michael Slade was appointed Chairman and Gerald Kaye was appointed Chief Executive.

  7. 2019

    At the AGM in 2019, after 35 years on the Board, Michael Slade stood down and Richard Grant became Chairman.