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SDL GROUP CLAIMS SPOT IN THE FT1000 FASTEST GROWING EUROPEAN COMPANIES

Property services company, SDL Group, has been named as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by the Financial Times, in its recently announced FT1000 2019. The list, compiled by the Financial Times in collaboration with Statista, outlines the top 1,000 European companies ranked in terms of revenue growth. SDL Group’s

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SDL GROUP TAKES ‘FASTEST GROWING’ ACCOLADE

Nottingham’s SDL Group has been named as the fastest growing private equity backed business in the Midlands. The Chilwell-based property specialist took the top spot in the 2018 Private Equity Growth Barometer with an average growth rate of 69 per cent. The report was compiled by leading accountancy and business

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HORBURY SECURES FIRE SAFETY CONTRACT WITH CASTLES & COASTS HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Castles & Coasts Housing Association, based in Carlisle, has appointed Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, to provide fire safety services across its housing portfolio. The contract, which started in September, will see Horbury Property Services providing fire door and fire compartmentation remedials followed detailed fire risk assessments.

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HORBURY WINS CONTRACT WITH CHESTERFIELD ROYAL HOSPITAL

Leading property maintenance provider Horbury Property Services, based in Rotherham, has won a contract with Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire to provide planned maintenance and refurbishment services. The contract is for an initial three-year period, with the option to extend the contract for a further two years, and involves properties

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

property services

SDL GROUP CLAIMS SPOT IN THE FT1000 FASTEST GROWING EUROPEAN COMPANIES

Property services company, SDL Group, has been named as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by the Financial Times, in its recently announced FT1000 2019. The list, compiled by the Financial Times in collaboration with Statista, outlines the top 1,000 European companies ranked in terms of revenue growth. SDL Group’s position at 454th in the rankings puts the business in the top 50% of organisations featured, with the company being only one of a handful of property experts to make the list. An achievement highlighted by the high bar set this year, where even the lowest ranked company achieved a growth rate of 37.7%, SDL Group’s 2018 growth rate was 69.2%. Commenting on the achievement, SDL Group’s chief financial officer Colin Anderton said: “Earning a position in the FT1000 is an outstanding achievement for us, as it provides public acknowledgement of our excellent performance in all areas of our business. “Our revenue increases are attributed to success across multiple teams, where we have tried to do things differently in 2018, including SDL Surveying and Stonebridge, where we’ve managed to increase our market share as a direct result of the excellent service we provide. SDL Auctions had an incredible year with 40 auctions held in 2018, as well as creating an online auction business that serves over 500 partners. We’ve also worked tirelessly within SDL Property Management to provide a better service for our customers while growing our PRS proposition. Reflecting on the success over the past year, Colin continued: “None of it has been easy, but all of it has been important, and being recognised for our revolutionary approach and significant growth is amazing. All this would not be possible if it weren’t for our brilliant, hard-working, talented people we have here at the SDL Group.” The rankings were announced by the Financial Times on 1st March 2019 and are available in full via the following link: https://www.ft.com/content/238174d2-3139-11e9-8744-e7016697f225

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SDL GROUP TAKES ‘FASTEST GROWING’ ACCOLADE

Nottingham’s SDL Group has been named as the fastest growing private equity backed business in the Midlands. The Chilwell-based property specialist took the top spot in the 2018 Private Equity Growth Barometer with an average growth rate of 69 per cent. The report was compiled by leading accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. According to the new study, the average annual growth rate across the top 50 fastest growing private equity backed Midlands businesses was 18.3 per cent, compared to a UK annual gross domestic product growth rate of 1.3 per cent, meaning SDL Group far surpassed the Midlands average. SDL Group has cemented its position as an industry leader in the property services sector, amassing an annual turnover of more than £100m. In the past two years, the firm has acquired a range of businesses including prominent auction specialists Graham Penny and CP Bigwood, expanding its services. Meanwhile, the firm has tripled its workforce since 2014, now employing over 600 people nationwide. Commenting on the Private Equity Growth Barometer, SDL Group’s chief financial officer, Colin Anderton said: “This is a major achievement for the Group and really demonstrates the strength of our people and services. “Our growth has come from our ability to adapt and identify new opportunities in what has been a challenging economic and political climate. In 2016, we acquired the prominent auction specialists CP Bigwood and Graham Penny, and we also launched our own Auction Partners network, capitalising on what we see as the growing mainstream popularity of auctions. “Our Property Partners franchise scheme for property management has also been a big success and recently celebrated its first birthday. “Organic growth remains a key focus for us in 2019. We will be continuing to place our customers at the heart of every decision we make, with the aim of revolutionising their experience of property services.” Andrew Mair, author of the report and partner at BDO, said: “Our analysis clearly demonstrates that private equity investment provides businesses with the support to exploit growth opportunities and it is fantastic to see so many taking advantage of these opportunities in the Midlands. “We are delighted to have recognised SDL as the fast growing PE-backed business in our 2018 private equity growth barometer and hope that they continue to thrive through 2019 and beyond.” For more information on SDL Group, visit www.sdlgroup.co.uk.

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HORBURY SECURES FIRE SAFETY CONTRACT WITH CASTLES & COASTS HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Castles & Coasts Housing Association, based in Carlisle, has appointed Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, to provide fire safety services across its housing portfolio. The contract, which started in September, will see Horbury Property Services providing fire door and fire compartmentation remedials followed detailed fire risk assessments. Horbury Property Services will be working across 250 different residential schemes on behalf of Castles & Coasts Housing Association, including apartments and houses, as well as supported and sheltered accommodation. Richard Sutton, General Manager at Horbury Property Services, said: “This is the latest in a number of fire safety contract wins with social housing providers. As FIRAS-approved contractors we have the experience and skills to be able to deliver fire safety works to the highest standards to ensure compliance to the regulations.” As well as providing passive fire services, Horbury Property Services provides a full range of works, which can form part of planned maintenance programmes.  This includes fire alarm and emergency light testing, plus ceiling and dry wall partitioning inspection, installation, repair and maintenance of fire doors, joinery works, flooring installation, portable appliance testing, electrical testing and installation work, building fabric repairs as well as external cladding and render repairs. In addition, the wider Horbury Group provides painting and decorating, flooring refurbishment and installation, amongst others. The company has its head office in South Yorkshire, plus regional offices in London and South Wales, ensuring a national capability. This regional presence enables its teams to successfully deliver responsive repairs or large planned refurbishment and maintenance programmes. Horbury Property Services is FIRAS certified for the following: Fire Rated Partitions & Ceilings; Fire Rated Timber Doorsets; Penetration Sealing Systems; Cavity Barriers and Fire Door Maintenance. Castles & Coasts Housing Association Limited (CCHA) was formed following the merger of Two Castles Housing Association and Derwent & Solway Housing Association. CCHA owns and manages more than 7,000 homes across the North of England. For more details, visit www.horburypropertyservices.com or call 01709 917555.

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HORBURY WINS CONTRACT WITH CHESTERFIELD ROYAL HOSPITAL

Leading property maintenance provider Horbury Property Services, based in Rotherham, has won a contract with Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire to provide planned maintenance and refurbishment services. The contract is for an initial three-year period, with the option to extend the contract for a further two years, and involves properties across its whole estate, ranging from carrying out small repairs to large refurbishment projects. Richard Sutton, General Manager at Horbury Property Services, said: “This is our latest contract win in the healthcare sector, which is a result of our expertise in property maintenance. We demonstrated that we were able to offer a service that is excellent value for money, as well as having the expertise to deliver high quality repair and refurbishment services.” This latest contract follows Horbury Property Services recently becoming one of the delivery partners on a three year framework agreement to provide repairs and refurbishment work to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The company also recently became an approved supplier of hard FM services to NHS Shared Business Services (SBS).  This agreement will see Horbury Property Services providing fire door inspection and remedial, building fabric maintenance, flooring services, ironmongery, partitioning and re-lamping services. Horbury Property Services provides a full range of repair, refurbishment and maintenance works. This includes inspection, installation, repair and maintenance of fire doors, joinery works, fire stopping, sealing, fire compartmentation, planned preventative maintenance regimes, portable appliance testing, electrical testing and installation work, building fabric repairs as well as external cladding and render repairs. In addition, the wider Horbury Group provides dry wall partitioning, painting and decorating, ceiling and flooring upgrades and de-mountable screens, amongst others. The company has regional offices in London and South Wales, together with a South Yorkshire Head Office, ensuring a truly national capability. This regional presence enables its teams to successfully deliver responsive repairs or large planned refurbishment and maintenance programmes.   For more details, visit www.horburypropertyservices.com or call 01709 917555.

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