Service & Quality.
Two words that have underpinned what we do for 78 years.
In 1945 Fred Scott formed FR Scott as an ironmonger serving local factories and farmers with all their ironmongery needs.
Quickly building a strong reputation based on service FR Scott grew to become the biggest independent ironmongers in the Hull area.
Using his industry knowledge and expertise he formed a heating and refrigeration repair service too – It was said that FR Scott kept the factories of Hull going.
Fast forward to today and Jonathan Scott, Fred’s great grandson, continues to place huge importance on service and quality. With hundreds of daily deliveries made on our fleet of FR Scott vans, we continue to keep the construction, engineering and manufacturing businesses of Hull going.
The business has 40 colleagues and operates from a 30,000 sq ft warehouse suppling architectural and builders ironmongery, fasteners, tools and PPE to every type of industry.
With a stockholding of over 16,000 different product lines you can rely of FR Scott to supply what you need.
Goods can be ordered directly with our sales team, via phone or email and delivered, or if you prefer you can collect from our trade counter – which is open to the public too.
Our mechanical services department continues to supply heating, pipework installation to commercial and industrial customers. Much of their work done for local authorities, providing schools and other government buildings with heating and maintenance.
F&T Ross, a local ironmongery business managed by Fred Scott has its premises destroyed and entire stock lost during the blitz.
With his unquenchable spirit, years of determination and knowledge of ironmongery Fred Scott formed F R Scott with the company incorporated on 13th October 1945.
An additional satellite branch was opened on Ferensway in Hull City Centre, with daily deliveries across Hull.
In September 1965 Fred Scott passed away. His son Peter, who had worked with his father for twenty years, succeeded him as managing director and continued the expansion of the business.
Due to expansion FR Scott moved from Castle Street to Portland Place.
Peter’s son Robert, grandson of Fred Scott, joins the company and continues the family interest in the business.
To cope with increased customer demand FR Scott moves from its site in Portland street to a new premises on Canning street. With a 30,000 square foot warehouse and parking for 50 vehicles.
Robert Scott, Great Grandson of Fred take over as MD.
Awarded the GAI Guildmark by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers illustrating F R Scott’s commitment to providing a full, professional service to its customers.
Jonathan Scott joins the business – making FR Scott a 4th generation family business.
FR Scott launches its first fully transactional ecommerce site, www.hardwareandhandles.co.uk selling and shipping goods across the UK. A second site, www.fixandfast.co.uk , with a focus on fixings soon followed.
Frederick Robert Scott - born on the 11th June 1891.
Fred attended Hull Grammar school after which he worked for a small ironmongers owned by his uncle, on Great Union Street in Hull.
During the First World War he served with the East Riding Yeomanry in France, Palestine, and Egypt; whilst on leave from the Army on 1st August 1915 he married his fiancé, Lillian Archer.
After the war and looking to further his career, he moved to F&T Ross (Est 1843) who were trawler owners and ironmongers. Here he came through the ranks to become the sales manager and a company director.
During the Blitz in 1941 the F&T Ross premises on Myton Street were completely destroyed – the decision was made to close the ironmongery side of F&T Ross, with the trawlers being hired to the admiralty as mine sweepers.
Left without a job Fred decided to take the ironmongery side of the business himself – this continued to grow during the war and on the 13th October 1945, with investment from friends and family F R Scott Ltd was founded.
Fred passed away in September 1965 aged 74