Templewood Services, a leading services company supplying cleaning, hygiene, washroom and security services to blue chip clients across the UK, has announced the acquisition of LCC Support Services, one of the UK’s largest independently owned national contract cleaning specialists.
The acquisition brings together two big names in the industry - Harvey Soning, chairman of Templewood Services, and Bob Vincent, who will become non-executive chairman of LCC. Both Soning and Vincent will continue to be actively involved in the business for the foreseeable future.
The acquisition combines two businesses who together have a combined turnover of £40 million and employ approximately 3000 people across the UK supplying specialist soft-FM services into over 800 clients and at more than 1000 separate locations.
Templewood Services was founded in 2000 by Harvey Soning and in June 2017, Excellerate Services, a major African property services company operating extensively across sub-Saharan territories and with its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa, acquired a majority stake in Templewood Services. Since that acquisition Templewood has focused on implementing Excellerate’s technology platforms, as well as integrating extensive intellectual property, in order to deliver an improved, transparent and efficient service to its clients. Founded in 1997 by Bob Vincent, LCC has flourished over the past 21 years to stand now as one of the fastest growing single-service specialists in the FM sector.
Harvey Soning, chairman of Templewood Services, said: “Having known of Bob’s reputation in the industry for many years I was delighted when the suggestion was made to merge our businesses to provide an even better service to all our major clients throughout the UK. Our relationship has grown very strong through the negotiations which I know will benefit both of us and our new parent, Excellerate, in the future.”
Bob Vincent, chairman of LCC Support Services, said: “I am very pleased with the acquisition. Templewood Services has a similar ethos and business ethic to what I have strived for over the past 21 years, and as such was a perfect fit. I look forward to being involved in the business going forward.”
Photo shows: Bob Vincent, chairman of LCC Support Services.