1844 – William T. Butler joined William Langford in a printing business in Frome.
1845 - W. T. Butler began printing in Frome.
1854 – moved to Selwood Printing Works.
1863 - Joseph Tanner becomes a partner.
1867 – W. T. Butler retires.
1895 – Joseph Tanner died and sons Russell and Lanfear took over.
1923 – Lanfear Tanner dies and Russell Tanner took over. Cousin Donald was a managing director.
1927 – Donald Tanner died.
1928 - Russell Tanner died. Humphry Tanner was the chairman.
1950 - Humphry Tanner dies and Captain C. C. Flemming is director.
1969 – Joe Tanner becomes chairman. Joe Tanner dies in 2006.
1981 – Mike Harmon becomes Managing Director.
2006 – Felix Dennis rescues the company with a cash infusion. The name changes to Butler Tanner and Dennis.