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Horbury launches dedicated property services business

BGF News 05.17.2017

Horbury Group, which provides construction solutions to developers, building owners and main contractors throughout the UK, has extended its offering by establishing a new trading company dedicated to providing Facilities Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment, called Horbury Property Services.

The Group, which has a 25-year trading history and a workforce of over 1,000, has responded to demand from clients by creating a dedicated business that offers vital services in existing property estates.

Heading up the new division is Richard Sutton who has been recruited as General Manager.  Richard has almost 30 years’ experience in property services, including senior management positions for a large regional mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractor and most recently as Head of Service at Yorkshire Housing.

Horbury Group has been backed by BGF, the UK’s most active investor in small and mid-sized companies, since June 2014.

Richard said: “I am looking forward to developing this exciting new business and securing new opportunities in the commercial, local authority, education and health sectors for our wide range of property services.  We will also be creating a number of jobs within the new business and have already been successful in securing inclusion on a major national facilities management framework.”

The new Horbury Property Services business provides a full range of services, which should be part of planned preventative maintenance programmes, including inspection, installation, repair and maintenance of fire doors, joinery works, fire stopping, sealing, fire compartmentation, fire alarm and emergency light testing, portable appliance testing, electrical testing and installation work, building fabric repairs as well as external cladding and render repairs. In addition, the wider Group provides dry wall partitioning, painting and decorating, ceiling and flooring upgrades, de-mountable screens,

Richard Sutton adds: “There is vital work to be done to ensure buildings are safe to occupy and compliant, through regular inspections, repair works, refurbishment and planned preventative maintenance.  We’ll be working closely with building owners, landlords, main contractors and local authorities to make sure their buildings are compliant, operationally efficient and that their risks are reduced to a minimum.”

Chief Executive of Horbury Group, Trevor Wragg, said: “We have experienced significant growth of the Group over the past three years since investment from the BGF enabled us to embark on a programme of expansion based around existing specialisms. We have offered hard FM services for several years, but now with a dedicated business and the expertise of Richard and his team, we are very excited about the future that this new focus will bring.”

Horbury Property Services provides a wide range of client led services throughout the UK. Regional offices in London and South Wales together with a South Yorkshire Head Office ensure a truly national capability enabling its teams to successfully deliver responsive repairs or large planned refurbishment and maintenance programmes.