Landscaping and grounds maintenance service provider, idverde, has acquired Assist Group, a provider of grounds maintenance, arboriculture and highway services principally in the North West and Midlands area of England.
Based in St Helens, Assist has annual sales of £14 million and employs 217 colleagues, delivering a number of high-profile contracts. This acquisition strengthens idverde’s presence in the region, provides a complementary offer to existing clients in both companies and further develops idverde’s extensive national coverage now being delivered by 3,000 idverde colleagues across the UK.
Doug Graham, CEO, idverde UK, commented: “We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues from Assist into the idverde family. The company shares many common values with those of idverde, is forward thinking and has enjoyed impressive growth in recent times. This has resulted in long-term contracts being secured with a number of key high-profile clients.”
Dave Dargan, Founder and CEO of Assist Group, added: “This is exciting news for everyone at Assist, the business has been on a fantastic journey which has seen us achieve impressive growth in our markets with new and existing clients. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved and am excited about what the future holds for our colleagues and customers.
“The time comes for a new chapter and as part of my planned exit from Assist it was important that we found the right partner who shared the strong people and customer service values that we hold dear and I’m confident that idverde will be an excellent platform for the business to continue its exciting journey.”