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Our Story


Hancock & Gore (H&G) is an ASX-listed diversified investment company. We invest in small to medium size listed and unlisted businesses with a sustainable competitive advantage and strong growth prospects. We provide our investee companies with specialist business management skills and equity capital to leverage these growth opportunities.


In addition, we operate a wholly owned funds management business called H&G Investment Management Ltd.

Our core purpose is to create shareholder value through active long-term ownership in our portfolio businesses, driving sustainable growth through a strong focus on customers and employees.

H&G is proud of its longevity and uniquely Australian story.

Our origins can be traced to pre-federation when Thomas Hancock, together with his sons Josias and Thomas Junior, migrated to Queensland from Cornwall in 1855 and established a sawmill in the Ipswich area in 1867.


The business grew steadily and by 1886 Hancock & Sons employed 274 people. Joseph Gore, who had arrived in Australia from Wiltshire England in 1885, joined Hancock & Sons in a management position in 1901.


The business flourished and Hancock & Gore Ltd was incorporated in 1904, and subsequently listed on the Brisbane Stock Exchange.

Since that incorporation, Hancock & Gore Ltd has had several iterations, to bring it to its present day identity as a divserified investment company.

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