Family-run local firm, the Heming Group, celebrates 50 years of service and is aiming to celebrate in style later in the year.

The Heming Group of companies is a family owned business which has been providing agricultural and plant engineering services for more than 50 years.

The Cotswolds-based Company was founded in 1968 by Robert Heming, trading as R G Heming Agricultural Engineers– known locally for his vast knowledge of agricultural and mechanical engineering.

Robert and Pat welcomed their son Peter into the business in 1985 and developed the company to provide groundwork services.

The Heming Group became a Limited Company in 2004 and in 2010 daughter Sally was welcomed into the team. Peter became managing director – overseeing the group.

The business has grown from strength-to-strength, now employing more than 35 team members and receiving accolades including Agricultural Apprentice at Youth Skills Olympics at Lyon in 1995, Small Employer of the Year at the 2016 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards and the EIC Award for Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2017.

Robert Heming said: “It’s been an amazing journey for me to see my business grow from strength to strength, from one small office to such a large, local and well regarded company.

“My aim was to create a successful family business and I’m really proud to have achieved that.”

The group comprises Heming Services, Heming Engineering, Ford Electrical and Major Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Services – providing full and extensive services in construction, groundworks and civil engineering contracting, as well as agricultural engineering, vehicle maintenance and plant hire.

Peter Heming said: “I am proud of what my Father has achieved and work hard to head up the group in a way that will continue to make him proud, working alongside my family and a fantastic team.

“I look forward to the next 50 years and seeing the companies grow – we will celebrate in style at Christmas!”