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Second acquisition by Nationwide

Published 19th February, 2018 by Neil Nixon

Second acquisition by Nationwide

Following recent announcement of the purchase of Reflekt, Nationwide Window Cleaning Group (NWC), the window, gutter and high-level cleaning business with a £14 million turnover, has bought Electromec - one of its key suppliers.

Electromec is a national provider of cradle and access testing services and employs 30 people. Its customers include Manchester Airport, Liverpool Airport, Knight Frank, and the NHS. The acquisition will further broaden NWC’s portfolio of services to electrical installations and fall arrest systems, complementing its high-level cradle and abseil work. NWC plans to continue to grow the customer base for mechanical and electrical services and is looking to hire additional staff.

NWC has appointed Joe Read as operations director to head up the division, reporting to Thornton Tasker, CEO. Read has a wealth of experience in facilities services, having worked at a senior level for a number of major players in the industry.

Steve Seager, a NWC employee for 20 years, has moved across from the window cleaning business to become development director for Electromec. He will be supporting Read in the growth of the new acquisition. He has already worked closely with Electromec providing an integrated offering to some of his major clients in recent years. He said: “I am delighted to assist in developing a solid, respected business I already know well. Our aim is to double the size of Electromec in the next couple of years. So many of our clients need Electromec’s services and are already enthusiastic about NWC becoming a one-stop-shop for them.”

Photo: Peter Morgan, former MD of Electromec, and Avril Morgan with Thornton Tasker, CEO of Nationwide.

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