30 Years is a long time!
Boode UK Turned 30 in Feb 2019. When we started in 1989 we operated the business from a wooden shed in Stan’s (my father) garden, with a 40ft container of stock stored at a yard near Nottingham.
Over those 30 years, we’ve witnessed huge changes, not just in our own operations but also in the land-drilling industry, changes that have encompassed improvements in technology, advancement in techniques and greater adherence to compliance (Boode Select PVC was the first to gain DWi Reg.31 approval). We’ve worked on some exciting and fascinating contracts in that time, but there is no doubt that the most memorable projects have been those involving our support of humanitarian efforts. Boode has supported humanitarian relief work in most of sub-Saharan Africa over the last 30 years, working alongside Oxfam, World Vision, Concern, the World Bank, the British Army and a range of international consortiums and NGOs to help ensure the supply of clean water.
We have worked closely with the British Army on projects other than humanitarian ones. During the Kosovo, Iraq, & Afghanistan conflicts Boode was asked to supply the water well systems for the supply of water for the temporary accommodation zones. This resulted in Brigadier Roycroft, chief executive of the Defence Logistics Organisation, personally writing to us thank us for our efforts.
One of our most recent affiliations has been with the Fairwater Foundation as distributors and advisors for the BluePump, a simple, durable and versatile handpump available for community water supply. More than 2000 BluePumps are now providing a safe water supply to more than 250,000 people across Africa.
Boode products have been used in dewatering some of the most prestigious civil engineering projects from HS2, Thames Tideway, Crossrail, CTRL & the Channel Tunnel in the UK, to the Dubai International Airport, The Copenhagen, Toronto, and Melbourne metros. The advent of ground source geothermal heating & cooling has also seen Boode products utilised in many successful open loop, closed loop & deep applications.
We’d like to thank all our customers, old and new (some have been with us from day 1!) and especially the WDA members for their custom over the last 30 years. We look forward to being of service to you over the next 30.