Hundreds of new staff join Kingdom Group following latest acquisitions
Kingdom Services Group, the Newton-le-Willows-based international facilities management operator, has added a further 750 staff following its latest acquisitions.
The business has acquired established London-based facilities management companies Red Support Services and Green Support Services for an undisclosed sum.
Specialising in servicing shopping centres and commercial properties, the newly acquired companies provide national services in cleaning, security and building maintenance, as well as refurbishment, hygiene, washroom and janitorial, and pest control.
The businesses will become part of the existing Kingdom Security and Kingdom Cleaning operations.
As part of the move, Red and Green senior management, who have steered the Red and Green Support Services business so far, will remain in place. Kingdom has significant expertise in bringing new companies into the group and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for Red and Green Support Services customers, for the new staff joining the group, as well as for its existing teams.
Kingdom Group employs more than 7,000 colleagues and generates a turnover of more than £250m.
Vickie Rann, managing director of Red Support Services, said: “We are excited to be sharing the news that Red and Green Support Services have recently been acquired by Kingdom Group and will be joining the successful Kingdom Cleaning and Kingdom Security businesses.
“The directors and existing senior management team will remain with the business and will continue to serve our customers to ensure the smooth running of our services.
“Kingdom is a substantial group, well known for providing a wide range of support services within the cleaning and security industry. We believe this will allow us to further strengthen our existing service delivery by utilising their resources and considerable branch network – especially across the Midlands and North – which will provide us with increased support in those regions.”
Terry Barton, CEO of Kingdom Services Group, said: “This strategic merger reinforces our commitment to deliver superior services to our valued customers, and signifies yet another exciting chapter in our collective journey.
“We are excited to welcome more than 750 new Kingdom colleagues into our growing group. There have already been so many exciting projects completed within the group this year and it is only June, so the new employees are joining us at an exciting time and will only help us grow throughout the year.
“We welcome the Red and Green Support Services team into Kingdom to further expand our growing and well established Kingdom Security and Kingdom Cleaning companies.”