In 1982 Ainscough Engineering was formed. The company began a national expansion program and in 2001 due to the success and size of the business it became a limited company in its own right.

In March 2005 Ainscough Engineering acquired Pickfords Vanguard (an amalgamation of Pickfords Industrial Services and Vanguard Engineering) becoming one of the largest providers of integrated and professional Industrial Engineering Services in the UK and Europe.

Today, under the control of the third generation of the Ainscough family, Matt, Ainscough, Ainscough Industrial Services remains the UK’s largest privately owned management business that owns and supports a number of subsidiary businesses providing engineering services to industry covering six core functions: Mechanical, Installation, Pipework, Electrical, Fabrication and Technical Lifting.