Building a legacy

Since Designer Group was established in 1992, we have reached many significant international milestones that have attributed to our global presence and success.

We are a confident and energetic business with strong foundations. We will continue to innovate and challenge the building services industry, designing and delivering sustainable environments, building a legacy.


Designer Electric is formed in Ireland
by Michael Stone, Group CEO

Mechanical services are added to our portfolio in Dublin
UK business is incorporated
Trading commences in the UK
Completion of the International Broadcast Centre for London 2012 Olympics – initial extensive use of pre-fabrication
Secured the Adelphi – a significant stepping stone into major projects and repeat business
Operations begin in Africa for Tullow Oil and Diageo
Successful completion of the DCE data centre
Secured One Blackfriars Road – our first UK project with a value over
FM services are added to our portfolio in Dublin
German offices are launched
UK office expands and relocates to Watford
Investment and growth in our Group’s internal design department
Irish office relocates to cater for successful growth
Diversification into the aviation sector and achievement of accreditations for the rail sector
Unveiling of our Training Academy
Group 2020 vision, strategy and growth plan is revealed
Designer Group branding revolutionised
Completion of BMS pharmaceutical project valued at €20M
Celebration of 25 years successful business

Global secured turnover


Team members

Opening of a new central London office

Acquisition of an established FM business

Tim Kenny Group CFO, joins the business
Work commences on Biomass power plants in Kenya and Uganda

High value data centre project secured from confidential client in Oslo, Norway

Designer Group values launched: Safe, Trust, Respect, Challenge, Deliver
Expansion into Mexico
Paul Nicholls, ROI Managing Director joins the business
Announced winners of the NISO Supreme Safety Award for the second year in a row

Celebrating 30 years in business.

Strategy 2025 launched

Expansion into Sweden

Paul Waugh is promoted to Managing Director of our UK business
Central London office expansion
Significant growth of our UK aviation sector division
Claire Leonard joins as Non-Executive Director