Acquisition creates one of the largest facilities management firms in the UK

Facilities management company NSS has been acquired by a Yorkshire firm providing a successful exit for investor BGF.

Manchester-based NSS has been snapped up by Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG), based in Castleford, West Yorkshire with the combined business now employing 2,300 people across 47 sites, making it one of the largest FM businesses in the UK.

NSS provides all aspects of external building maintenance – including working at height window and technical cleaning, testing and platform hire – to clients in the retail, commercial property, events, healthcare and distribution sector.

BGF initially backed NSS, which was formed by a merger between High Access Maintenance and Nationwide Window Cleaning, in July 2016 with £3.3m to support its national roll-out and acquisition strategy.

Since then, the company has made four acquisitions to expand its footprint and specialisms, grow its fleet and enter new markets.

Niel Bethell, CEO at NSS, said: “BGF’s funding allowed us to accelerate our plans to rapidly expand over the past five years. In this time, we’ve really grown up as a business – investing in our people, equipment, and technology.

“In PTSG, we’ve found the ideal home for NSS as their values match ours and they have the same uncompromising commitment to customer service.”

Neil Inskip, head of BGF in the North West, added:Niel and his team have done an impressive job of growing NSS’ enviable customer base and expanding into new regions and sectors. We’re delighted to announce such a positive outcome for everyone involved.”

Paul Teasdale, PTSG’s Group CEO, said: “This acquisition increases the capacity of PTSG’s experienced Building Access Specialists team, complementing the work of our highly trained specialists who excel in all access methods – cleaning, repairing and maintaining every kind of building and structure.”