Mayday Seals was started on May 1st 1980 by Mike & Marie Spiller from their home on Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Both Mike and Marie were ex employees of M & E Bearings who were the first bearings and seals distributor in Cheltenham by the Railway Station the company left Cheltenham in the late seventies and left a huge gap in the market.
Wanting to stay in the business Mike and Marie made the decision to give it a try and opened up 'The Shed' as it was fondly known. They soon gained the reputation of supplying the 'little man' as well as large companies. The customer base grew and soon they were supplying all across theUK, Ireland and Europe.
The philosophy of 'Nothing is too much trouble for our customers and no matter who you are you always have the best service we can give' really gave the business a good reputation.
In 1999 the business expanded and bought a unit in Knightsbridge Business Park, Cheltenham. The business continued to grow and survived flooding and a devastating fire which completely destroyed the business in 2006.
Never one to beaten even on the day after the fire they were up and running and taking orders. Customers supported and stayed loyal to us and within a few months it was business as usual.
In 2007 the business was purchased by Kate Bridgen-Page and moved on to the Kingsditch Business Park, Cheltenham.
Mayday Seals changed its name to Mayday Seals and Bearings Ltd and continued to grow and expand.
Our employees still follow the same philosophy from all those years ago, supplying from our trade counter to the general public and trade customers.
In 2012 we Sponsored a car for the year and at the Prescott Hill Climb, Chris Aspinall took the little Jedi to a Class win at Prescott. He also - and arguably more impressively - got into the second of the 'Avon/BMTR Top Ten Challenge', which is a run off of the fastest twelve (only ten get points) out of the whole field.
There's a run off after the morning runs and a second after the afternoon runs.
Missing the first run off by about 0.1 he managed to get into the second where the little 1 litre car was amongst such glamourous and powerful machinery as 2.5 litre plus, Goulds, Forces and Pilbeams.