We are proud to be a family business. The 5th and 6th generation of ownership is part of the day-to-day running of Smith of Derby today and our family ethos runs throughout the culture of our team.
Following John Smith’s clockmaking apprenticeship with Whitehurst, he founded Smith of Derby in 1856 and the company has been owned by the Smith family ever since, with 5th and 6th generation of family now owning the business. However, family values are not just with ownership, as the past and present team, over our 164years of operation, have developed an underlying family culture which is one of our proudest achievements in our illustrious history.
Please enjoy this short video which we hope proudly represents our unique history as a family business.