Property services company snaps up maintenance firm
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
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Support services provider Lakehouse has acquired Foster Property Maintenance, an East Anglia-based company working in the affordable housing sector for councils and housing associations in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
The acquisition will see FPM’s £50 million business integrated into Lakehouse’s existing operations and will boost the company’s staff numbers to more than 900.
FPM’s managing director, Steven Foster, will remain with the company when ownership formally transfers to Lakehouse. He said: “We are delighted to have become part of Lakehouse. We’ve experienced great success to date, thanks to our loyal customers and dedicated staff, but we know we can achieve much more as part of a larger organisation.
"We have similar clients and a strong mutual desire to deliver a best in class service for our customers. We are very excited about all the opportunities that working with Lakehouse will bring.”
Stuart Black, executive chairman at Lakehouse, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to incorporate a highly-respected business like Foster Property Maintenance into Lakehouse. FPM extends our geographic reach and strengthens our maintenance capability. We believe this is a further step to creating a larger more sustainable business and we’re very excited by the opportunity it creates.”