Nationwide Hazardous Management

Our Story


First office – South Woodford, Essex It all started in 1994 from offices in South Woodford, Essex, originally formed to undertake asbestos removal work for the London Borough of Havering.


Investors in People In 2000, AA Woods became ‘Investors In People’ accredited – the first asbestos company to achieve this.


Acquired by David and Tara Petri In 2003 the business was acquired by the current owners David and Tara Petri.


On the move In 2004 the growing business was relocated to larger offices in Harlow, Essex which is now the company HQ.


First regional office In 2005 we opened our first regional office to service new secured frameworks in the South West of England.


Secured an 8 year, £15m contract In 2010 we secured an 8 year contract to remove all asbestos from Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, the largest hospital in North Wales. The final contract value was in excess of £15m.


40+ Public OJEU Tendered Frameworks In years 2011 to 2014, the business secured in excess of 40 public OJEU tendered frameworks and term contracts, which significantly contributed to the growth of the business


Cardiff Office In 2013 a further regional office was opened in Cardiff, South Wales.


Wellington Office In 2014 we opened a further regional office in Wellington, near Taunton to service the growing demand in the South West of England.


Electric vehicles In 2015 we introduced our first electronic vehicles into our company fleet.


Carbon Neutral In 2017 we became Carbon Neutral.


Acquired Crest Environmental Ltd In 2018, the business acquired Crest Environmental Ltd, a leading remediation contractor based in St. Helens and re-branded as Woods to service clients in the North of England.


25 years of Trading In 2019 we celebrated 25 years of successful trading.


Merger of Cardiff and Wellington offices In 2021 the South West regional offices were relocated into one larger more central office in Bristol.