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Salisbury joins Atlas to form national total FM player

Published 25th April, 2022 by Neil Nixon

Salisbury joins Atlas to form national total FM player

Atlas FM has acquired Salisbury Group. Atlas was founded 35 years ago as a cleaning company and Salisbury was founded in 2013 and has had a record two years of business, winning over £30 million of contracts that include four new agreements with leading British universities.

With the addition of Salisbury, Atlas will be a £160 million turnover company that employs 8500 people at over 6000 sites around the country. The rationale behind the agreement is to marry Atlas's cleaning and security services with Salisbury's FM and hard services expertise to create an end-to-end total FM offer.

The Salisbury brand and management team will remain in place, but both entities will benefit from cross-selling capabilities at national scale. Atlas group MD, Chris Wisely, said: "We are delighted to have acquired Salisbury Group. This deal is a sign of our ambitious growth plans for the future, and we are pleased that the Salisbury management team and staff will become part of the Atlas family. By bringing in Salisbury's excellent facilities services and engineering maintenance capabilities, Atlas now offers the full suite of FM services to our clients."

Salisbury's group MD, Andrew Lunt, said: "This is a fantastic step for Salisbury and our talented people to become part of an established and fast-growing FM group. Atlas is a business that is owner-operated and focused on providing the best possible service for customers. This culture is completely aligned to our own and alongside the immediate commercial opportunities the deal brings, we can look forward to an exciting future together."

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