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Green Compliance acquires Envirocare

Published 16th August, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Green Compliance acquires Envirocare

AIM-listed Green Compliance plc has secured its first acquisition within the pest control and pest prevention arena. On 7 July 2010, in line with the company’s strategy of building a business focussed on its selected compliance markets (water, fire, pest and energy), the company completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Envirocare GB Limited which trades as Envirocare.

With close to 100 staff, Envirocare provides a comprehensive range of pest control and pest prevention services and associated products on a nationwide basis. Envirocare operates from four regional offices throughout the UK with locations in Hull, Kenilworth, Exeter and London.

Since trading started in 1971, the business has had a strong client base generating revenues of some £4 million per annum. National contracts are held with customers in the food and drink manufacturing, retail and entertainment and leisure sectors, as well as local authorities.

To assist its clients to comply and avoid prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949, Envirocare provides pest control, bird control, flyscreen installation, electric fly killers, specialist cleaning, kitchen and ventilation cleaning and pest awareness training services.

John Prowse, chief executive of Green Compliance plc, said: “The acquisition of Envirocare establishes Green Compliance as a considerable player in the national pest control and pest prevention arena with a number of significant household brand clients. We are excited about the opportunity this provides Green Compliance to grow Envirocare alongside our other businesses as we begin to sell our total capability and services to all our customers. This acquisition, combined with our existing presence in water treatment and hygiene, fire protection and energy services, further establishes Green Compliance as a serious national player within the compliance services marketplace.”

Peter Priestley, managing director of Envirocare, added: “We are delighted about joining Green Compliance and are very proud to be the first pest control and pest prevention business to join the group. Green has a very clear and compelling business growth strategy and my team and I are excited to grow the pest business and the group as a whole.”

This is the 8th business to be acquired since February 2010, enabling Green Compliance to offer national coverage in the areas of pest control and pest prevention, water treatment and hygiene, fire protection, fire extinguisher recycling, and energy services.

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