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Pictured, Simon Broadbent (SEP), Ronnie Coutts (Clearway), and Gareth Carson (SEP)

The Clearway Group acquires vacant property security specialist

London-based commercial security services provider, The Clearway Group, has acquired vacant property security specialist, Secure Empty Property Limited (SEP).

SEP was founded in 2012 by Chief Executive Officer, Simon Broadbent, and now has an established workforce and a management team with over 100 years’ experience in the vacant/void property industry.

Employing over 350 people, Clearway has nationwide operations across the UK and France. The addition of SEP to Clearway further strengthens its UK-wide vacant property security and services operations, with new locations in Lancashire, Northampton and Reading, and a dynamic team with a wealth of experience in the sector.

Commenting on the acquisition, Peter Eglinton, Clearway’s Executive Chairman, said: “We are very pleased to welcome the Secure Empty Property team into Clearway. It offers us the perfect solution to expand our geographical reach and capabilities within the vacant property security side of our business. It will enable us to not only provide more support and solutions to our existing customers but also expand our customer base and continue to ensure a high-level of service. We look forward to this acquisition supporting our strategy for growth.

Simon Broadbent, SEP Founder and CEO, commented: “Having spent over 10 years building a successful business, finding the right partner to ensure we continue our success was important and we have found that in Clearway. SEP and Clearway are a good fit, and this move will be beneficial to not only the staff but also our combined customer base. We are looking to the future and what the wider group brings to the SEP customer portfolio, particularly in the technology arena. The industry has changed a lot and with technology constantly being updated, it’s important to remain at the forefront.”

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