Mr Leach founded his emporium in the early 1900’s, we believe around 1922, originally offering a selection of tools, ironmongery and hardware.

The business grew by word of mouth with little or no marketing and, more by accident than design, developed a specialist niche in the supply of scaffolders tools.

Before long, scaffolders from all over the country would descend upon Mr Leach’s modest premises in London’s New Cross to purchase the unique and now famous Leach’s Spanner. We still stock a derivation of the original spanner to this day and our much prized ‘Golden Spanner’ is often presented as a long service or retirement gift.

During the second world war, he opened three shops in the New Cross Road, London and began supplying tools and ironmongery to the Woolwich Arsenal. Not even the devastation of two of the shops by a doodlebug daunted the irrepressible Leach, who re-invested in the small corner shop at No. 385 which many of our customers still remember today. Mr Leach believed, as we still do, that every scaffolder we serve is PROUD of their profession and the skills they have attained, and we are honoured to provide them with a unique one-stop service.

By the time the then owner retired in 1999, LEACH'S were offering nearly 40 bespoke variations of scaffolder’s spanners, leather belts and frogs.

In 2000 we moved to a location in Egham, Surry before outgrowing it and settling in a building in Send near Woking during 2006. After drastically increasing our product range, we needed even more space and in 2007 we relocated to our new, purpose built premises in Hereford. 

In addition to the legendary LEACH'S & BIGBEN® branded tools, and 100 years on, we are honoured to have become the exclusive UK distributors of both the Nailspan® and IMN® professional range of scaffolding tools and the ever expanding range of BIGBEN® Safety products.

We are better equipped than ever to keep you ahead with the very latest products and safety equipment and provide a fast efficient service that is highly respected throughout the industry!

As a genuine customer driven company, we endeavour to be the first to embrace new ideas and provide you with a solution, but we never forget how it all started! It is in our DNA!

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