The Clow Group is still a family run business and is continues to expand and export worldwide.
The Clow Group Ltd. is granted a Royal Warrant as Manufacturers of Access Equipment to Her Majesty the Queen.
Cameron Clow, fourth generation, takes over as Managing Director of Clow Group. Douglas Clow becomes Chairman of the Clow Group.
Expansion of the Cradley Heath factory with the addition of an extra 30,000ft2 providing increased production and storage capabilities.
New premises are purchased in Belfast, Northern Ireland providing an ideal location close to the docks and main commercial trading area.
New office and warehouse facilities established in Glasgow providing over 100,000ft2 of office and factory space.
Work commences on the new Glassfibre Ladder production facility in Glasgow.
Development and manufacture of the Clow Aluglas Ladder, comprising of glassfibre stiles and aluminium rungs.
Acquisition of Drew Clark Ladder Manufacturers in Leyton, London.
Clow Group Ltd. is formed, incorporating factories in Glasgow, Walshall, London and Belfast in addition to a depot in Dublin.
Acquisition of the Timballoy Ladder Co., manufacturers of aluminium ladders and steps, Wombourne, West Midlands.
Acquisition of Hardlife Ladders, manufacturers of aluminium ladders and steps, Stourport in Severn.
W.J.Clow & Company are awarded the John Logie Baird Award for Innovation in recognition of their development of the Clow Euroglas All-Fibreglass Ladder.
Acquisition of Quarryknowe Fabricators Ltd., (manufacturers of stainless steel ladders), and McCall Munro & Co. Ltd., lift car manufacturers.
Acquisition of Dodd, Taylor & Gunn, Ironmongers, Glasgow.
Acquisition of McLean Buchanan & Co. Ltd., lift car manufacturers, Glasgow.
W.J.Clow (Midlands) Ltd. is formed in Walsall, West Midlands specialising in the manufacture of aluminium ladders and steps.
Douglas Clow, grandson of the founder William J. Clow, takes over as Managing Director after the tragic death of William Clow. The company now undergoes considerable expansion particularly within the engineering division where a number of large scale engineering projects are commissioned including Forth Road Bridge works and a wide range of Network Rail station projects.
W.J.Clow (Ireland) is formed and a depot is opened in Jennymount Industrial Estate in Dublin.
W.J. Clow & Company open a new ladder assembly factory in Belfast to supply and support the growing market in Ireland.
W.J.Clow and Company become the UK's first manufacturers of glassfibre ladders.
These are manufactured at the Glasgow ladder factory together with W.J. Clow & Company's range of high quality timber ladders and steps, aluminium steps and trestles and steel trestles and towers.
In 1975 the company buys the John Lyle Carpet Factory premises at 185 Broad Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow. This provides an additional 70,000ft2 of space and is where the company headquarters are still located.
On the retirement of William Holtby Clow and John Holtby Clow, William Scobie Clow takes over as Managing Director and Douglas Clow becomes Sales Director.
William Holtby Clow and John Holtby Clow become joint Managing Directors after the death of their father and company founder William J. Clow.
In 1958 John Holtby Clow's youngest son, Thomas Douglas Clow, joins the business as a young trainee salesman. Initally covering the East and North of Scotland, he soon expands sales into both Northern and Southern Ireland.
W.J.Clow begin manufacturing steel trestles and towers in the Glasgow ladder factory.
John Holtby Clow was not only Sales Director but an excellent engineer and iss responsible for the design of a highly successful steel scaffold tower manufactured and sold by W.J.Clow and Company throughout the UK.
At the outbreak of WWII William Holtby Clow leaves Dublin and returns to Glasgow. In 1947 his eldest son, William Scobie Clow, joins the business and trains as a ladder maker under the tuition of his father.
John Holtby Clow increases the size of the sales team and expands the sales in Scotland before he joins the Royal Navy as a Gunnery Officer. After the war he rejoins the Clow Group as Sales Director and continues the company's sales expansion into Scotland and the North of England.
A ladder assembly factory is opened in Dublin by William Holtby Clow The ladder stiles are sawn and planed with pre-drilled rung holes and are sent together with boxes of rungs and fittings on the Burns & Laird night boat from Glasgow to Dublin.
William J. Clow's two sons join the business, William Holtby Clow and John Holtby Clow.
W.J.Clow was founded in the east end of Glasgow in March of 1913 by William J. Clow. The company begins by manufacturing timber ladders and steps at the company's first premises at 24 Broad Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow.