Allan Webb started Allan H Webb & Co Ltd in 1960 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, as a Cataloguing and Codification contractor to the Ministry of Aviation, the War Office and the Ministry of Supply.
Sadly, in 1966 Allan Webb died of heart failure at the age of 56, and the business was left in the capable hands of his business partner and eldest son, Martin Webb. Alongside the Uxbridge operation Allan H Webb & Co (Stonehouse) Ltd was setup in 1970, in order to better service the Navy in Bath and GCHQ in Cheltenham.
Richard Webb, son of Allan, joined the Stonehouse office in 1982 after which time the business enjoyed successful growth and established its reputation for quality and innovation.
In 1998, Martin Webb and Richard Webb retired from their day-to-day responsibilities in the company. Richard became Chairman for the next 13 years. The company changed its name to Allan Webb Ltd in 2000.
In 2011, John Hardcastle took over as Chairman. Today, Stonehouse is the centre of operations and we have over 150 employees with the Defence sector remaining a key market. However, we have diversified our markets with our document management division, documentscanning.net, which is a leading provider of bureau scanning services throughout the UK, as well as its sister branch, filmscanning.co.uk, and a separate company specialising in document management solutions, Strong Box DMS.