April 20, 2022
Following on from a busy year in 2021 which saw major growth for the group through multiple acquisitions, the formerly known James Donaldson & Sons has officially rebranded as Donaldson Group.
Led by 6th generation members of the Donaldson family, Andrew and Mike Donaldson, the rebrand has seen an update to the business name, as well as a new logo, new look and branding.
The change in name for the business, which has been known as James Donaldson & Sons since it was founded in 1860, signifies the change in vision for the group as it looks to be a progressive leader in its markets across the UK – celebrating its 162-year legacy while building positive futures for the next generation.
While the Donaldson Group is a family business, it is also a family of businesses, with 11 expert businesses and 6 additional brands now part of the group. Each business is autonomous in its trading, but together they are uniquely positioned to share best practice and manufacturing excellence – working together to offer integrated market leading off-site timber systems, bespoke interiors and ancillary merchanting to provide our customers with unparalleled quality, design and innovation.
Group CEO, Andrew Donaldson, explains, “Since taking over the leadership of the business, Mike and I were keen to develop a clear vision for the future – celebrating our heritage but also working towards positive futures for our colleagues, our communities and our partners, all while staying true to our values.”
“Therefore, we decided to drop the ‘& Sons’ from our business name in order to become a more inclusive business, uniting our family of businesses and taking the group forward into the next 162 years. This is a big change, but I am very excited to lead the business and pave the way for the next generation.”