One of the largest construction and civil engineering companies in the UK. John Mowlem (1788 – 1868) stonemason and builder founded a quarrying and construction company 'Mowlem, Burt and Freeman' in 1822. It continued with Mowlem in it's name until bought by Carillion in 2006.
2023: Londonist investigated the "architectural oddments that once graced the streets of London, but now taste the sea air of Swanage." "We can thank two Victorian men for "Little London by Sea", as it's been dubbed. John Mowlem (who founded the famous construction firm) and his nephew George Burt brought tons of London salvage back to Dorset."