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Celebrating 25 Years of Success at Poplar Insulation

This year we celebrate Poplar Insulation’s 25-year anniversary by looking back at how the company has grown and developed over the past quarter of a century.

Founded in 1995 by managing director, Michael Nolan, Poplar Insulation have now been providing specialist thermal insulation and sheet metals to the industrial, commercial, retail leisure and education sectors for 25 years!

Poplar Insulation are incredibly proud of what they have achieved over the past 25 years and are excited for the future as they continue to deliver top-quality work and develop new and existing client relationships.

Poplar Insulation’s Journey So Far

  • 1995 – In 1995 the company was formed, working from bedroom office at Poplar Road, by Mike and Rosa Nolan.
  • 1998 – Poplar Insulation incorporated became a limited company.
  • 2002 – The team moved into their first commercial premises on St Johns Lane Bedminster.
  • 2003 – Blaine Nolan joined the company as their first apprentice.
  • 2003 – Poplar Insulation become an accredited TICA Member (Thermal Insulation Contractors Association).
  • 2005 – Poplar Insulation moved to larger premises in Lynwood Court, Cater Road Business Park.
  • 2007 – First sponsorship of Bristol City FC.
  • 2009 – The team defied the recession with strong growth and moved to Whitchurch Lane, Bishopsworth. This became Poplar Insulation’s home for the next 10 years.
  • 2010 – Blaine Nolan become a Director of the business.
  • 2010 – A proud moment for the company when Luke Andrews became apprentice of the year – South West at TICA and narrowly came second for the UK title.
  • 2013 – Opened an office in Cardiff to service the south wales region.
  • 2014 – Director Rosa Nolan walked from Jordan to Petra, raising nearly £5,000 for Bristol Area Down Syndrome Support.
  • 2014 – Poplar Insulation started sponsoring Bristol Rugby.
  • 2015/6 – Worked on the redevelopment of Ashton gate stadium home to Bristol City and Bristol Bears.
  • 2015 – Poplar had their 20th anniversary Gala dinner celebration at the newly developed Ashton Gate stadium where approximately 200 employees, friends, clients and suppliers attended the black-tie event.
  • 2017 – The Poplar Cup 2017 – On 19th May 2017, the Cardiff office team played the Bristol office team at Ashton Gate Stadium, raising over £1000 for Bristol Area Down Syndrome Support.
  • 2017 – Started sponsoring Bristol Rovers.
  • 2018 – Poplar Insulation moved into their current home at Poplar House, Cater Road, Bishopsworth. See more about Poplar House here.
  • 2018/9 – Poplar Insulation worked on the new BBC HQ for Wales in Cardiff.
  • 2019 – During 2019 Poplar Insulation worked on prestigious projects including the ICCW Celtic Manor; HMRC Offices in Bristol and Cardiff; Army camps including Larkhill, Bulford, Perham and Tidworth; and Dyson offices.

Moving Into 2020 and Beyond

Poplar Insulation have seen year on year growth for the past 25 years, with a current annual turnover of £5m.

The team is excited to start this decade strong with continued growth expected in the coming years.

Poplar Insulation will continue to develop their services and build on their working relationships with their clients.

The team at Poplar Insulation would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the company’s success over the past 25 years, which, without the exceptional effort from the team and loyalty from customers, would not have been possible.