How We Got Here

Over the years, our innovative solutions and friendly customer approach has enabled us to achieve various milestones.

How We Got Here

FLR Spectron is a business services company with its origins in telecommunications, whether fixed line or mobile services. FLR Spectron grew and established itself as a leading provider of B2B services while recognising that the business needed to broaden its service offering beyond just telecommunications.
We started an IT solution through acquisition, later moved into CCTV and monitoring through another addition and now operate one of the top 5 ARC facilities in the UK. Later on, we acquired a refrigeration services company that installs and maintains air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for the business and residential areas. More recently, we incorporated our Interiors division, dedicated to space planning and design.

  • 1987
       

    1987 - 

    • Scott-Wilds & Associates begin trading, owned by Peter Scott-Wilds.
    • Spectron Communications begin trading, owned by Jerry Watts.
    • Robert Fee works as a Senior Bench Engineer at Securicor Communications.

  • 1993
       

    1993 - 

    • Scott-Wilds, Fee & Associates is founded by Peter and Robert.
    • Shortly after Michelle Williams joins as Office Manager and 1st employee, we then set up our offices in Vauxhall, London.

  • 1997
       

    1997 - 

    • Peter and Robert negotiate an agreement with Eurotunnel to supply hire mobile phones to travellers using the new ‘Channel Tunnel’. Eurotalk Ltd is set up and the shops are opened.

  • 2000
       

    2000 - 

    • Scott-Wilds Fee and Associates change name to Freelinerental.com Ltd.

  • 2001
       

    2001 - 

    • Newly re-named Freelinerental.com Ltd acquire mobile dealership Comtel Communications in Clerkenwell, London. Pino Valenza comes on board as Sales Director.

  • 2002
       

    2002 - 

    • Relocate to bigger premises in Berwick House, Orpington.

  • 2005
       

    2005 - 

    • Freelinerental.com Ltd and Spectron Communications Ltd merge, company name changes to FLR Spectron Ltd.

  • 2006
       

    2006 - 

    • FLR Spectron Ltd become members of South East London Chamber of Commerce and Bromley Education Business Partnership.
    • We purchase new premises in Orpington Trade Centre and move in on Christmas Eve.

  • 2007
       

    2007 - 

    • We purchase a VIP Suite at London’s O2 Arena.
    • We acquire Sidcup based Sterling Communications to grow the mobile base and strengthen the business.
    • Spicerhaart, one of the leading Estate Agency groups in the UK, come on board as a client.

  • ...Also
      in 2007

    ...Also in 2007 - 

    • Donate 1st Sunshine Coach as joint Venture with Robinson Jackson Estate Agents to Baston House School
    • Receive Special Achievement Award from Bromley Education Business Partnership for Work Related Learning

  • 2008
       

    2008 - 

    • We acquire IT Solutions company Daytec Solutions Ltd to strengthen IT offering.

  • 2009
       

    2009 - 

    • We are runners up in Kent Mega Growth 50, the top 50 fastest growing companies in Kent.

  • 2010
       

    2010 - 

    • Swatch and Gaucho contracts are won, adding to our portfolio.

  • 2011
       

    2011 - 

    • We acquire the mobile division of Charles Street Communications.
    • We enter a 7-year sponsorship deal with Largs Football Club in Scotland.
    • Peter Scott-Wilds becomes Vice President of South East London Chamber of Commerce.

  • 2012
       

    2012 - 

    • We win Best Medium Sized Company and Highly Recommended at Bromley Business Awards

  • 2013
       

    2013 - 

    • Accredited with ISO 9001.

  • ...Also
      in 2013

    ...Also in 2013 - 

    • We are winners at Bromley Business Awards for Best Medium-Sized Business, Best Employer and Business of the Year. Also Highly Commended for Commitment to the Community.
    • At the Best Business Awards, we are awarded the Best Medium-Sized Business.

  • ...Also
      in 2013

    ...Also in 2013 - 

    • Our client base continues to grow with the win of Shaw Trust and Jefferies International Bank contracts.
    • We become the first Patron of South East London Chamber of Commerce.
    • Owner Peter Scott-Wilds become President of South East London Chamber of Commerce.
    • We donate a Variety Club Sunshine Coach to Kingswood School, Bromley.

  • 2014
       

    2014 - 

    • We acquire Rochester based Security and Vehicle Tracking company 655 Ltd and Refrigeration Company AES Ltd, widening our portfolio of services and premises.
    • The awards streak continues with Best Medium-Sized Company’s win, Highly Commended in Commitment to the Community and Commended in Best Employer at Bromley Business Awards.

  • ...Also
      in 2014

    ...Also in 2014 - 

    • Investors in People Silver is awarded to us.

  • ...Also
      in 2014

    ...Also in 2014 - 

    • ISO 14001 accreditation is awarded to us. 

  • 2015
       

    2015 - 

    • At Bromley Business Awards we are awarded Best Employer, Commitment to the Community and Highly Commended in Best Medium-Sized Business.

  • 2016
       

    2016 - 

    • We donate our 3rd Variety Club Sunshine Coach to Marian Vian Primary School, Beckenham.

  • ...Also
      in 2016

    ...Also in 2016 - 

    • Awarded OHSAS 18001 to go alongside ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 

    • We win Best Medium Sized Business and Highly Commended in Best Employer at Bromley Business Awards.
    • We enter a 3-year sponsorship deal with Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club.
    • Another 10-year contract is negotiated with The O2 Arena.

  • ...Also
      in 2017

    ...Also in 2017 - 

    • Successfully gained the Alcumus Safecontractor accreditation. This is a health & safety accreditation that allows us to showcase our capabilities to potential customers. 

  • 2018
       

    2018 - 

    • We are commended Best SME and Commended Best Employer at Bromley Business Awards.

  • 2019
       

    2019 - 

    • Achieved Investors in People GOLD, only 16% of organisations, achieve Gold, which is an amazing achievement.

    • Construction giant Lendlease chooses FLR Spectron to provide the infrastructure comms network for one of London’s largest new space developments for over 70 years.

  • ...Also
      in 2019

    ...Also in 2019 - 

    • Successfully passed the 2-day Achilles Building Confidence Audit.

  • ...Also
      in 2019

    ...Also in 2019 - 

    • Introduction of the forest of FLR Spectron. We offset out the 2018 carbon footprint, 180 tons of Co2 by planting 991 trees worldwide with our tree nation initiative. To see our forest, click here.

    • To help generate awareness, we gave the staff a Christmas tree, which we planted in their honour. It helped drive the environmental message and bring all staff on our tree nation initiative.

  • 2020
       

    2020 - 

    • We deployed Microsoft Teams across the company as we transitioned to work remotely due to the pandemic. 

    • We offset our 2019 carbon footprint, 168 tons of Co2 by planting 921 trees worldwide with our tree nation initiative.

    • To set us apart and incorporate our customers in our environmental message, we started to plant trees for new customers, appointments and as thank yous for customers. We wanted them to be a part of the FLR Spectron forest.

  • ...Also
      in 2020

    ...Also in 2020 - 

    • Passed the Achillies Building Confidence audit to continue our accreditation with them. This was really positive as they were impressed with our forest of FLR Spectron.

    • Successfully passed our recertification for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 (we migrated from OHSAS 18001). This
    was our first remote video audit.

  • 2021
       

    2021 - 

    • Continuing our Achilles Building Confidence accreditation, we passed a remote audit. They were particularly impressed with our Environmental tracker software, which was custom built in house.