• The company can trace its origins back to 1895 as Painters and Decorators.
  • 1986 N.R.C Services Ltd was formed as painters and decorators by the company founders Bruce and Myra Lyne who had formally traded as a partnership.
  • 1987 Malcolm Lyne started the Cleaning Division of N.R.C Services Ltd.
  • 1999 Bruce Lyne retires. Philip Lyne takes role of Managing Director. Graham Lyne as Company secretary.
  • 2003 Building Division formed Director Designate Richard Lyne.
  • 2006 Electrical Division started, Mark Oldale joined the company.
  • 2006 David Redmile is named as Divisional Director of the Painting Division.
  • 2012 Over 180 employed in Four divisions “Painting” “Building” “Cleaning” “Electrical”
  • 2018 Still based in Sheffield but now over 220 employees over 5 divisions covering the whole of the UK.
  • 2018 – Nathan Briddock joins NRC Services as Mechanical Divisional Director to further expand our Mechanical Department.

The story goes that the Britannia was coverted from two dwellings and at one time was the residence of Benjamin Huntsman, the inventor of crucible steel, who had a workshop in Church Street.

Attached to the gable and wall there are some metal figures (1772). There significance is not known, for it is believed that the building dates from before that year and Huntsman was certainly here at that time.

In 1819 a widow Ann Hancock were living here and cutlery manufacture was being carried on in a workhop at the rear. It was after this period that the two houses were converted into a school and later a shop before becoming the Britannia Inn