Cergy, 31st July 2012 – SPIE has today announced the acquisition of Garside & Laycock to further grow its UK business SPIE UK, develop its UK facilities management offering and expand its presence in the North of England.
With prestigious clients including the Royal Mail, Her Majesty’s Courts Services, Lancashire County Council, University of Manchester and Greater Manchester Police, Garside & Laycock is an award winning company, specialising in the routine maintenance, reactive and refurbishment service industry within the government and commercial market sectors. Headquartered in Preston, Lancashire, the organisation employs 80 people and achieved turnover of £16M (€21M) in 2011.
James Thoden van Velzen, CEO of SPIE UK, explains: "The acquisition of Garside & Laycock fits our strategic plan to expand our regional coverage in the North of England and bring niche market skills to widen our FM delivery offering. As a trustworthy hard services provider, this company shares our guiding principles of performance, local presence and sustainability.”
Paul Garside, Managing Director of Garside & Laycock, says: “From our first meeting it was immediately evident that SPIE UK and Garside & Laycock operate in specialist markets and both have a culture of high quality and customer satisfaction. This unification will ensure a smooth, seamless transition to our clients, expanding the range of services we are able to offer. The integration of Garside & Laycock into SPIE UK ensures a sustainable future for the company and most importantly its people and supply chain partners throughout the North of England. Garside & Laycock is both delighted and excited to be a division of SPIE UK and looks forward to a promising future.”
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