William Press Group
|Fate||Merger with Leonard Fairclough & Son|
|Successor||Amec Foster Wheeler|
|Ray Daniels (CEO)|
In the 1970s it converted about 50% of the UK's houses from town gas to natural gas. A business at the forefront of the development of pneumatic capsule pipelines, it also diversified at that time into offshore oil and gas under the leadership of Ray Daniels.
The name of the company changed from William Press & Son to William Press Group in 1981.