Ben Lyon, aided by his brother Graham (an engineer) began producing caving ladders in 1965. The company name 'Lyon Ladders'
was later registered in 1973.
During 1973 Ben Lyon and Mike Meredith, took a group of cavers to France. While they were there they called in to visit Fernand Petzl and his 3 man workshop. Mike Meredith developed Petzl imports to the UK. He later pasted the imports to Ben's 'Lyon Ladders' company in 1974, this made 'Lyon' the first overseas Petzl distributor. Lyon, later became 'Lyon Equipment Ltd' as they developed the company bringing more leading brands to the UK.
Now with an unrivalled range of equipment and techniques to tackle every aspect of work at height, Lyon have developed the dedicated 'Work & Rescue' section of the company.
Lyon Equipment now employee over 60 staff, they are acutely aware of their impact on the enviornment and have won awards for their efforts! Lyon Equipment Ltd operate an ISO9001 internal quality system.