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Edwin James Group positions for growth with new appointment

Christopher Kehoe and Daniel Longden

Engineering services provider Edwin James Group is accelerating its acquisition trail to fuel ambitious growth plans, by acquiring companies that strengthen its offerings in key strategic areas, including digital, process and sustainability.

To execute its expansion plans, the Group has appointed Daniel Longden as its first Head of Corporate Development. A qualified chartered accountant, Longed brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles at K3 Capital Group Plc and JLA Group.

Following the successful purchase of specialist control systems integration services provider ACS in January, the Group says it is actively seeking additional opportunities that will strengthen an already broad proposition.

In 2023, Edwin James Group secured secondary investment from funds under management by Aliter Capital LLP (Aliter), providing a robust platform for its buy-and-build strategy. This capital has paved the way for the next phase of growth.

Commenting on the Group’s plans, Christopher Kehoe, CEO of Edwin James Group, said: “Our recent successes, including a 22 per cent increase in turnover last fiscal year and substantial additions to our forward order book, have positioned us well for accelerated growth. Daniel’s expertise in acquisitions will be instrumental in executing our buy-and-build strategy.”

Longden, added: “It’s great to be joining Edwin James Group at such a pivotal time. The market landscape is notably fragmented, and our vision of creating a cohesive service offering for customers is gaining traction. With the Group’s impressive history of organic growth, I am confident that strategic M&A initiatives will propel our expansion and generate substantial value for our stakeholders.”

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