FM provider, Atlas, has welcomed Confida FM, a £8 million support services firm based in Ayr, Scotland and Two Counties Cleaning Services, a £6 million cleaning specialist in Hampshire and Dorset, to the group.
The strategy behind the acquisitions is to invest in talented people and a strong contract base in those parts of the UK, says Atlas.
The two businesses build upon Atlas’ existing footprint, which includes long-term agreements with private sector and public sector organisations in those areas. It brings the Atlas group employee base to over 11,000 with over 700 people in Scotland and 1,000 in southern English counties.
Confida holds valued contracts with the likes of Merck and Thermo Fisher, as well as public sector bodies such as East Ayrshire Council. There is now the potential for Confida to develop partnerships in terms of services and sites with clients in the wider UK.
Two Counties works with many schools, medical centres, holiday parks, leisure facilities and industrial sites throughout Hampshire and Dorset. The company also has successful long-standing contracts with local authorities and NHS properties, which reflects its strength in the area.
Speaking about the acquisitions, Group MD of Atlas, Chris Wisely said: “Both Confida and Two Countries bring excellent people and contracts into the Atlas family. We already offer high quality services to our clients, but Confida’s strength in Scotland and Two Counties’ operations in southern England mean that we can offer more resilience and range of services than ever before.”
Commercial Operations Director of Confida FM, Lorraine Brophy said: “Since we founded Confida we have endeavoured to put relationship-building and problem-solving at the heart of driving better facilities management. We are fully aligned with Atlas’ aim to put happiness at the centre of service delivery, and we see an opportunity to really accelerate our growth as part of a wider family of businesses.”
Director of Two Counties Cleaning Services, Trevor Jackson added: “We’re very happy to join the Atlas group and benefit from the growth opportunities ahead of us. We believe in delivering an ever-better quality of services and are already working with colleagues across Atlas to enhance cleaning solutions for our valued customers.”