Established in 1867, with a wealth of
experience in construction
When Lawrence Bow set up his company in 1867, it is unlikely that he envisaged the family name continuing in the trade as far ahead as the 21st century. But from small beginnings Thomas Bow developed into one of Nottingham’s major carriageway surfacing & civil engineering contractors. The firm completed many landmark buildings and superior residential properties in and around the city including Wilford Power Station, the Raleigh Factory and Barclays Bank (Market Square, Nottingham).
Today, some six generations later, it has evolved into a limited company headed by Alistair Bow. Alistair and fellow directors have a broad range of expertise between them, and all recognise that whatever else has altered in the construction and civil engineering industry over the years, the need for superior quality workmanship and exceptional customer service has always been constant.
From 2002, the company’s focus was predominantly aimed at the provision of civil engineering services to the public and commercial sectors until 2005, when Thomas Bow joined forces with City Asphalt Ltd. Working closely together as sister companies, they have been able to provide their clients with a more comprehensive in-house civil engineering and surfacing package. Moving forward, the two companies continued to develop strong partnerships with Local Authorities, delivering quality highway infrastructure solutions across the UK.
In August 2010, following five years of combined working, the time was right to re-brand both companies and demonstrate to clients and workforce that Thomas Bow and City Asphalt was one joint operation. From this the Thomas Bow City Asphalt Group was born. By joining forces, the two companies have become a major player in the highways maintenance arena.
Benefiting from an array of accreditations and affiliations, the Thomas Bow City Asphalt Group are members of CECA and Constructionline at gold level, as well as achieving BS EN ISO 9001:2015, BS EN ISO 14001:2015, ISO45001:2018 and NHSS 16 and 30 accreditations.
Meet the team
Our business is made on lasting relationships with great people! All of our clients are championed by a member of our senior management team ensuring they receive a high level of service.
We apply our vast experience to a wide range of construction projects for public, commercial, and private clients.
We are a leading surfacing company, with specialisms including road surfacing, car parks, and driveways.
A wide range of Winter Maintenance packages from salt bins to gritting and snow-clearing
Our facilities management team delivers on strategic and operational objectives with safety and efficiency.