Ayres and Gardner was formed in 1968 by Fred Ayres and his brother in law Mick Gardner. Since Fred's death in 1993, Mick Gardner has continued to run the business with the help of his son, Lee.

For around 20 years, the company was primarily involved in bar fitting and club refurbishment and shopfitting. More recently, the company has concentrated on commercial alterations and extensions with contract values rising to £700,000. Since 1970, the company has undertaken refurbishments for a local baker with more than twenty shops in neighbouring counties and throughout the country

Ayres and Gardner also service Commercial, Food and Health Industry clients, and in recent years, a number of local schools.