The Och Metals ‘ team has experienced significant milestones as the business has grown, from a single person in 2004 to a team of over 40 people and 10 delivery lorries.

We love being part of an exciting and successful business, this really helps us to have a real understanding of your business needs around accommodation and storage, and we use this experience to find the right solutions to save you both time and money.

To record our progress for the future we have recorded a brief history here as a company timeline since 2004. It’s by no means complete so we welcome any suggestions from current and former employees and clients too! Please send any omissions or suggestions to – thank you.

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Size of team makes company significant employer

The Och Metals full-time team now stands at 40 people, in addition to numerous local contractors which makes the company a significant enterprise and employer.

New installation team formed

An in-house installation team is established to work on modular, hire and flat pack sales, headed up by Patrick Ames, formerly with the hire fleet maintenance team.


Dannis Napier promoted to head up the dedicated Modular Division and Maria McGuire is promoted to Hire Supervisor.

Roland Dolman is promoted to Commercial Director to assist Bertrand Black with developing the business and strengthening the management team for continued strategic company growth.

ISO accreditation upgrades achieved

ISO accreditation upgrades achieved

ISO 14001 accreditation and ISO 9001 are upgraded to ISO 9001 2015 following a successful audit process.

Exclusive flat pack agreement

An exclusive agreement is signed with an overseas factory partner to produce and import flat pack cabins and containers.

Container Conversions Division established

A specialist division for Container Conversions is created, to make shipping containers suitable for new uses.

Operations team moves into bespoke modular building

The sales and administration operations move out of the farm offices into a bespoke modular building at Red House Farm.

Online sales launched

Och Metals Space becomes one of the first ever companies to offer cabins and containers for sale online at

Containers from China

A major purchasing change is made to buy one-trip containers directly from Chinese factories rather than locally.

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