2nd of February McFarlane Telfer established

Creation of the European Union


Development of first in-house ERP IT system, leading the way to our approach of self-build rather than buy in.


Engineers business starts under the name Site Catering Engineers

First project for the Royal Household : Buckingham Palace Temporary Kitchen Ventilation Canopies

2002 - 2003

Growth leads to new office in Maidenhead (St Peters Rd)

Accredited to ISO9001 (14001 and 18001 follow in 2009)

2006 - 2007

Strategic realisation that People development is the key to continual and future growth

Business became IIP accredited (Investors in people)

2008 - 2010

Creation of in-house refrigeration team.

Global crisis UK recession led to rethink of strategy and decision to focus solely on service and maintenance

Move from fabrication workshop to current premises on Maidenhead Office Park
Accredited to Investors in People Gold Standard

2011 - 2012

Awarded the Royal Warrant by appointment to HM the Queen

McFarlane Telfer commences its ongoing relationship with HOEF (Heart of England Forest) to offset carbon emissions


Business went paperless which saw the ongoing development of systems and processes making it easier for customers to deal with us.


McFarlane Telfer went National with nationwide teams of engineers located across the UK

Concerted effort to raise profile via CSR program helping many local good causes and raising awareness

Awarded IIP Employer of the Year award. Development of relationships with national FM and Catering companies. Creation of Educational tariff aimed at growing business with Independent schools, colleges and universities across the UK


McFarlane Telfer went international with establishment of business in United Arab Emirates

McFT development of international intern placement programmes with Breda and Hanze Dutch universities


McFT becomes member of CFESA, First European member to this North American association

Name changes to McFT to cater for International acceptance and understanding

Qatar office opened as Middle Eastern business goes from strength to strength

McFT creates its Learning and Development academy.
IIP Platinum awarded McFT within first 20 companies out of 40,000 to be awarded this accolade


McFT changes name to MCFT to avoided confusion although business still registered as McFarlane Telfer

MCFT awarded Princess Royal Training Award for technical academy.

Launch of IRIS, state of the art customer portal


MCFT develops relationships with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) both in the UK and the Middle East. Trusted Partners to Global Brands

MCFT becomes founder member of FMLean designed to drive business improvement and efficiency across the sectors that it works within

MCFT's In-house training programmes recognised as City & Guilds Assured. The business grows to 160 personnel including 90 directly employed engineers.