2001 – BIZ MOVES INTO SHOPFITTING

BIZ began supplying (both directly and indirectly) a number of major high street stores with checkouts and other point-of-sale equipment. Over the last two decades BIZ has manufactured items for Tesco, Boots, Waitrose, Morrisons and Carphone Warehouse, among others.

1991 - BIZ POWERTOOLS IS FOUNDED

A new part of the BIZ Group was founded by director Graham Smith. BIZ Powertools stock and distribute a range of the leading brands in power tools and accessories throughout the UK. The company operates from Enfield and holds stock in a dedicated warehouse in the midlands.

1960 - CLADDING THE BLACKWALL TUNNEL

In 1960 work began on the new eastern Blackwall Tunnel. BIZ Engineering was contracted to manufacture the wall cladding panels and the tunnel was successfully opened in 1967. The photographs include some of the management team standing in front of the tunnel entrance prior to completion.

1864 – THE BUSINESS MOVES TO STOKE NEWINGTON

The Builders merchants was forced to relocate to make way for a new railway line to Chelmsford. The business was re-sited on Mathias Road, Stoke Newington where it continued to prosper for another 50 years.

NOW

BIZ Engineering is at the forefront of precision engineering, constantly investing in the latest technology and developing our manufacturing processes. The company has diversified and now supplies metalwork for a range of sectors including food, construction, electrical & automotive. We very much look forward to growing the business further and the new challenges ahead for BIZ Engineering.

1994 - BIZ KARTS IS FOUNDED

BIZ Karts was set up in 1994 when Mike Smith, one of the directors of the BIZ Group, met with some of the leading figures in the UK Karting industry. They were looking for a new company to house their ambitions and provide the UK Karting market with a friendly service that customers could trust. Over the past 25 years BIZ Karts has become one of the leading go-kart manufacturers in the world.

1989 – BIZ MOVES TO ENFIELD

Following a fire which broke out at Laycock Street the company decided to relocate to Edison Road, Enfield. The 43,000 square foot factory was custom built with guidance from the directors. The factory is perfectly suited to accommodate the business and sits just inside the M25.

1970 - THAMES BARRIER ROOFING

In the late 1970’s BIZ Engineering was contracted to manufacture and fit the terne-coated stainless steel roofing for the Thames Barrier. The panels were formed on-site in the middle of the Thames before being craned into position. This was a precision engineering project manufacturing components to be used in a demanding environment.

1947 – BIZ MOVES TO ISLINGTON

With troops returning to Britain following the 2nd world war the business took the opportunity to expand again. BIZ opened a new factory in Laycock Street, Islington. This was also when the business became properly incorporated. The builder’s merchant side of the group remained at Stoke Newington.

1944 - SPITFIRE DROP TANKS

BIZ Engineering has a rich history of sheet metal manufacture and during world war II was responsible for manufacturing Spitfire drop tanks. The photographs shown are clippings produced in 1944 that show war-time production on the BIZ factory floor and a finished drop tank fitted between the under carriage of a spitfire.

1917 – BIZ BEGINS

The Builders Merchants continued to expand taking over a number of properties on Mathias Road. The large white building shown in these clippings was one addition and it was on the middle floor of this building that the company Builders Iron & Zincworks was started. It was originally started to manufacture and sell zinc gutters to the construction trade.

HISTORY

PRECISION ENGINEERING SINCE 1816

BIZ Engineering is part of the family owned and operated BIZ Group Holdings, also comprising BIZ Karts and BIZ Power Tools. The company can trace its origins way back to 1816. Detailed below are some of the milestones of the business and photo’s from our archive.

1816 – THE BEGINNING

The family business was originally formed as a builders merchants. Set up on commercial road, Shoreditch by the Smith family in 1816, just after the Napoleonic War. The business was run by four brothers selling predominantly oil and nails. It continued to trade in Shoreditch, very successfully, for almost 50 years.

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1989 – BIZ MOVES TO ENFIELD

Following a fire which broke out at Laycock Street the company decided to relocate to Edison Road, Enfield. The 43,000 square foot factory was custom built with guidance from the directors. The factory is perfectly suited to accommodate the business and sits just inside the M25.

1991 – BIZ POWERTOOLS IS FOUNDED

A new part of the BIZ Group was founded by director Graham Smith. BIZ Powertools stock and distribute a range of the leading brands in power tools and accessories throughout the UK. The company operates from Enfield and holds stock in a dedicated warehouse in the midlands.

1917 – BIZ BEGINS

The Builders Merchants continued to expand taking over a number of properties on Mathias Road. The large white building shown in these clippings was one addition and it was on the middle floor of this building that the company Builders Iron & Zincworks was started. It was originally started to manufacture and sell zinc gutters to the construction trade.

NOW

BIZ Engineering is at the forefront of precision engineering, constantly investing in the latest technology and developing our manufacturing processes. The company has diversified and now supplies metalwork for a range of sectors including construction, electrical & automotive. We very much look forward to growing the business further and the new challenges ahead for BIZ Engineering.

1994 - BIZ KARTS IS FOUNDED

BIZ Karts was set up in 1994 when Mike Smith, one of the directors of the BIZ Group, met with some of the leading figures in the UK Karting industry. They were looking for a new company to house their ambitions and provide the UK Karting market with a friendly service that customers could trust. Over the past 25 years BIZ Karts has become one of the leading go-kart manufacturers in the world.

1947 – BIZ MOVES TO ISLINGTON

With troops returning to Britain following the 2nd world war the business took the opportunity to expand again. BIZ opened a new factory in Laycock Street, Islington. This was also when the business became properly incorporated. The builder’s merchant side of the group remained at Stoke Newington.

1944 - SPITFIRE DROP TANKS

BIZ Engineering has a rich history of sheet metal manufacture and during world war II was responsible for manufacturing Spitfire drop tanks. The photographs shown are clippings produced in 1944 that show war-time production on the BIZ factory floor and a finished drop tank fitted between the under carriage of a spitfire.

1816 – THE BEGINNING

The family business was originally formed as a builders merchants. Set up on commercial road, Shoreditch by the Smith family in 1816, just after the Napoleonic War. The business was run by four brothers selling predominantly oil and nails. It continued to trade in Shoreditch, very successfully, for almost 50 years.

2001 - BIZ MOVES INTO SHOPFITTING

BIZ Karts was set up in 1994, since then, the company has grown considerably, providing karts & services to customers across the world. BIZ Karts is one of the leading go-kart suppliers in the world and has been manufacturing karts for over 20 years now.

1991 – BIZ POWERTOOLS IS FOUNDED

A new part of the BIZ Group was founded by director Graham Smith. BIZ Powertools stock and distribute a range of the leading brands in power tools and accessories throughout the UK. The company operates from Enfield and holds stock in a dedicated warehouse in the midlands.

1960 – CLADDING THE BLACKWALL TUNNEL

In 1960 work began on the new eastern Blackwall Tunnel. BIZ Engineering was contracted to manufacture the wall cladding panels and the tunnel was successfully opened in 1967. The photographs include some of the management team standing in front of the tunnel entrance prior to completion.

1864 – THE BUSINESS MOVES TO STOKE NEWINGTON

The Builders merchants was forced to relocate to make way for a new railway line to Chelmsford. The business was re-sited on Mathias Road, Stoke Newington where it continued to prosper for another 50 years.

1989 – BIZ MOVES TO ENFIELD

Following a fire which broke out at Laycock Street the company decided to relocate to Edison Road, Enfield. The 43,000 square foot factory was custom built with guidance from the directors. The factory is perfectly suited to accommodate the business and sits just inside the M25.

1970 - THAMES BARRIER ROOFING

In the late 1970’s BIZ Engineering was contracted to manufacture and fit the terne-coated stainless steel roofing for the Thames Barrier. The panels were formed on-site in the middle of the Thames before being craned into position. This was a precision engineering project manufacturing components to be used in a demanding environment.

1917 – BIZ BEGINS

The Builders Merchants continued to expand taking over a number of properties on Mathias Road. The large white building shown in these clippings was one addition and it was on the middle floor of this building that the company Builders Iron & Zincworks was started. It was originally started to manufacture and sell zinc gutters to the construction trade.

PRECISION ENGINEERING SINCE 1816

BIZ Engineering is part of the family owned and operated BIZ Group Holdings, also comprising BIZ Karts and BIZ Power Tools. The company can trace its origins way back to 1816. Detailed below are some of the milestones of the business and photo’s from our archive.

NOW

BIZ Engineering is at the forefront of precision engineering, constantly investing in the latest technology and developing our manufacturing processes.

1994 - BIZ KARTS IS FOUNDED

BIZ Karts was set up in 1994, since then, the company has grown considerably, providing karts & services to customers across the world. BIZ Karts is one of the leading go-kart suppliers in the world and has been manufacturing karts for over 20 years now.

1947 – BIZ MOVES TO ISLINGTON

With troops returning to Britain following the 2nd world war the business took the opportunity to expand again. BIZ opened a new factory in Laycock Street, Islington. This was also when the business became properly incorporated. The builder’s merchant side of the group remained at Stoke Newington.

1944 - SPITFIRE DROP TANKS

BIZ Engineering has a rich history of sheet metal manufacture and during world war II was responsible for manufacturing Spitfire drop tanks. The photographs shown are clippings produced in 1944 that show war-time production on the BIZ factory floor and a finished drop tank fitted between the under carriage of a spitfire.

1816 – THE BEGINNING

The family business was originally formed as a builders merchants. Set up on commercial road, Shoreditch by the Smith family in 1816, just after the Napoleonic War. The business was run by four brothers selling predominantly oil and nails. It continued to trade in Shoreditch, very successfully, for almost 50 years.