1949-1977

The founder's father, Dudley Harwood joins the BBC research team, becoming one of the pioneering minds underpinning the British audio scene of that era.

1977

Cone style speakers invented by Dudley Harwood, revolutionising the music world and enhancing the way we listen to music today. Establishing the JG founding family in the world of innovation.

1972-1978

John Harwood joins The Phillips Group, working on lighting and machine design (including the luminaires for the National Bank of Paris in London) and developing a taste and appreciation for attention to detail.

1979-1998

John Harwood enters the door hardware industry - securing many significant contracts including Windsor Castle and the St Georges redevelopment in Battersea Reach.

1998

Joseph Giles is born, started by John Harwood and named after his two sons Joseph and Giles

1999

Joseph Giles are specified for the Kensington Palace refurbishment.

2000

Joseph Giles were charged with the refurbishment and replication of period door handles and fittings for Prince Edward's Bagshot manor residence.

2002

Joseph Giles produce their first range of stainless steel lever handles wrapped in hand stitched bridle leather.

2003

Joseph Giles responds to the emerging minimalist designs trends by launching the CUBE range, a contemporary collection of square lever handles and complementary fittings

2004

Joseph Giles creates the CUT design, a collection inspired by modern architecture.

2005-2007

Joseph Giles continues to grow and add collections to their own ranges. There are many notable projects, including commissions for Westminster Central Hall and Lords Cricket Ground.

2007-2009

The business model adapts to focus on the high-end residential construction market.

2009-2010

A brand refresh and a new brochure helps establish Joseph Giles in the high end residential market.

2010-2012

Joseph Giles moves to new premises to support the fast paced growth.

2012-2016

These years achieve significant growth which includes new products, an in-house R&D team and a new website.

2017

Joseph Giles invests in staff and brings on board a senior management team. In addition, a number of new products are launched including collaborations with Collett Zarzycki and Gluckman Smith. Joseph Giles receive a Silver Award at the International Business Awards and a Silver Award at the National Business Awards. Joseph Giles also features in the Parliamentary Review.

2017

Global growth - Joseph Giles welcome distributors in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.