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Our History

Over 90 years of experience and exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competitors.

  • 1927

    In The Beginning

    Dron & Dickson incorporated by Mr Alan Dron & Robert Dickson originally selling explosives to the mining industry.

  • 1972

    Family business

    Norman & Alan Jr, sons of Alan Dron, begin selling flameproof lighting, cable and equipment to the distillery and shipbuilding sectors.

  • 1984


    Arthur Rowley joins Dron & Dickson forming a formidable sales team alongside Mr Charles Smith.

  • 1988

    New Industry

    We win our first oil & gas contract.

  • 1993

    An industry first for Dron & Dickson

    We were awarded our first ex maintenance and inspection management contract.

  • 1994

    New Company Capabilities

    Dron & Dickson’s engineering services division is introduced to complement sale of equipment as revenues continue to grow.

  • 2007

    Management Buy Out

    Colin Rowley along with Gerry Lafferty & Colin Maver take over the business via an MBO.

  • 2019

    New Leadership

    A new board is formed, led by Colin Rowley which includes Bruce McHattie, Tom Irwin, Lenny Collins, John Strang and supported by Non-Executives Directors June Walker & Doug Sedge.

  • 2021

    New Ventures

    New UK branch opens in Runcorn to add to offices in Aberdeen, Stirling, Hull & Lowestoft.

  • 2022

    Company Expansion

    We acquired Cable Solutions Worldwide Limited, a company with unrivalled experience in cable design and supply.