A NORTHUMBERLAND fire safety firm is looking to extend its offering beyond the North East after being bought out by a larger national operation.
Bedlington-based Singcare has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by fellow fire protection experts, Churchesfire.
Southampton-based Churchesfire is no stranger to buying businesses as it continues to expand its client and product portfolio.
Last year the firm acquired sprinkler design, installation and service company Olympic Fire Protection, adding sprinklers into the array of services they offer.
Trading since 1995, Singcare’s clients range from local single-site organisations to large multi-site utilities and construction operations, and a number of significant heritage buildings. Singcare managing director, Gordon Bolton, said: “We have spent many years growing our business and are very proud of what we have achieved. As a relatively small regional company we have searched for the best way forward for our customers and staff.
“We believe that in Churches Fire we have found that solution. With their national coverage, wider product and service base and undoubted professionalism Churchesfire will enhance the service offered. We are entirety comfortable that our clients are in very good hands.”
According to Churchesfire’s managing director, Paul Topley, the buy-out bolsters the company’s national scope and will improve existing services to its customers in the North East as well as Singcare’s current client base.
He said: “This year Churchesfire celebrates its 20th year in business and we are honoured to have acquired Singcare Ltd the same year.”