2020-2022 - Challenges, Centenary and beyond


  • The business faces challenges like no other due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.

  • Iain’s second son Jonathan Richardson joins the business.

  • £13.2m turnover



  • Johnsons celebrate their 100th year in business – staff are given an additional days holiday, and a venue is booked to have a party at the end of the year.

  •  Crowned as the region’s 20th top business.

  •  Crowned runner-up for the Yorkshire region at the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards.

  • Johnsons receive Plant Healthy Accreditation

  • Johnsons purchase 3 electric buggies for the first time, in trials to replace dumper trucks.

  • Over £210,000 was spent on Brexit-related bureaucracy.

  • Edward Graham Richardson is born on the 24th of November 2021 (Luke Richardsons’ son and Graham’s first grandchild)

  • 15.3m turnover



  • 16.5 million turnover

  • Staff achieved over 11 million steps and raised £700 during March for Cancer Research

  • The Richardson family are blessed with two weddings during May 2022.

  • Sales Director, and third-generation family member, Luke Richardson marries Alice Carrington on the 7th May 2022.

  • Production Manager, and third-generation family member, Rober Richardson marries Rachael Mcpherson on the 28th of May 2022.