Our History Timeline.

Explore our story right from the start, 1954 - 2016.


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Hockey World League 2017

Supplier of hockey equipment to the Hockey World League 2017 at the Olympic legacy venue Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis...

2017

Stadium Pro Goal Launched

The latest evolution in goal posts which allows for precision height adjustment. The new patent pending technology is a development...

2017

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Supplier of Hockey Goals to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

2016

NFL Posts at Twickenham

The first ever NFL posts arrive at Twickenham Stadium.

2016

FIH Champions Trophy

Suppliers of Hockey Goals, Nets and Team Shelters to England Hockey and as used at the 2016 FIH Champions Trophy.

2016

Super 6s

As official goal suppliers to England Hockey, we were delighted to supply the Indoor Super 6s match goals and sponsor...

2016

Vitality Netball Superleague

Proud suppliers of bespoke netball post protectors to all of the Vitality Netball Superleague matches.

2016

Harrod UK first appear on Wikipedia.

We were pleased to see that Harrod UK was introduced onto Wikipedia in 2015.

2015

Rio 2016 Test Event

Proud suppliers of Hockey goals and nets to the Rio 2016 Olympics field of play. The test event took place...

2015

Rugby World Cup - England

Following previous experience, we were awarded the contract to proudly supply our rugby posts to all 13 venues chosen to...

2015

Euro Hockey Championship

The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park plays host to the Euro Hockey Championships. As...

2015

Pacific Games 2015

Proud suppliers of equipment to the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

2015

AFC Asian Cup 2015

Proud suppliers of equipment to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, Australia.

2015

2015 U20 FIFA World Cup

We successfully sent a full-to-capacity container containing football goals and nets destined for use at the FIFA U20 World Cup,...

2015

Hockey Champions Trophy

October saw another container full of sports equipment leave the Harrod UK loading bay, this time destined for Bhubaneswar, India...

2014

Glasgow Commonwealth Games

We were proud suppliers of hockey goals and nets, netball and rugby posts to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

2014

IIP Gold Award

We were delighted to be awarded the prestigious Investors In People (IIP) Gold award. The gold award is the highest...

2014

60th Anniversary

Company celebrated its 60th year in business.

2014

The Netball Development Trust (NDT)

Harrod UK play their part in creating a netball legacy overseas. We felt privileged to continue our support of The...

2014

Rugby Sevens World Cup - Moscow

Suppliers of our international rugby posts to the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.

2013

Champions League Final - Wembley

Suppliers of football goals to the UEFA Champions League Final, Wembley Stadium

2013

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Sole Suppliers to The London 2012 Olympic Games for goals, nets and shelters for football, hockey, Paralympic football and wheelchair...

2012

European Championships - Ukraine

We were proud suppliers of football goals to the final of the UEFA European Championships in Ukraine.

2012

IIP Bronze Award

We achieved Investors In People bronze award on our first attempt.

2011

Rugby World Cup - New Zealand

Suppliers of rugby posts to The Rugby Union World Cup Finals in New Zealand.

2011

AFC Asian Cup - Qatar

Suppliers of football goals to the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar

2011

London 2012 Sole Supplier Agreement

Signed sole supplier agreement for London 2012 Olympic Games to supply hockey & football goals.

2010

Commonwealth Games - Delhi

Official Suppliers of Rugby Goals and Netball Posts to the Delhi Commonwealth Games in India.

2010

FIFA U17 World Cup - Africa

Official suppliers of football goals, nets and team shelters to the FIFA U17 World Cup Finals in Africa.

2009

Waveney Chamber Business Awards

Winner of the Waveney Chamber's Business of the Year award.

2008

NFL International Series - Wembley

Supplier of American Football post for the first NFL International Series game at Wembley.

2007

Website Re-launch

Following the success of the 2007/08 catalogue, Harrod UK was inspired to reinvent its website with its continually evolving brand...

2007

Recognised for Excellence 3 Star

Harrod UK achieved the ‘Recognised for Excellence 3 Star’ Award from the British Quality Foundation.

2006

50th Anniversary

Company celebrated its 50th year in business.

2004

Factory Fire

After the factory was hit by fire, our disaster recovery plan ensured we were fully operational within 48 hours. Thankfully...

2002

Manchester Commonwealth Games

“As a successful, family owned British business Harrod UK epitomises the company profile which we were aiming for in our...

2002

1999 Rugby World Cup

1999 Rugby World Cup

1999

Sports Website Launch

The company launches its first website for the sports division.

1998

Euro 96 European Championships - England

“Behind the scenes of Euro 96, Harrod UK ensured that the teams had excellent training facilities and that every venue...

1996

Ron Harrod co-founds CEN Committee

Ron Harrod is a co-founding member of the CEN Committee.

1989

EXSL Award

We won the EXSL Sports Retailing Best Service award for the third consecutive year.

1987

Robot Welder

Robot Welder

1985

First Lorry

We acquired our first specialist delivery lorry.

1980

New Factory built

The company needed to expand which was why a 16,000 Sq ft factory was built at Cooke Road, Lowestoft. It...

1979

First powder coating installation

First powder coating installation

1979

New Machinery

We purchased our first netting and steel cutting machine.

1963

First goals produced

Using local tradesmen, Harrod produces first wooden and steel goals selling six sets in the first season.

1959

First Net Produced

After a request from a teacher, Ron Harrod produced a pair of football nets for a school.

1957

Harrod UK established

R Harrod Ltd set up the business with a £300 investment. The company bought fishing nets, repaired and sold them...

1954