Marlowe is an AIM-listed company formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses in regulated service sectors. The group is made up of a number of the UK’s leading inspection, testing and compliance service businesses. Our businesses provide a broad range of mission-critical and closely related regulated services, each of which is delivered by one of our divisions. Individually, these divisions are leaders in their fields but together form a group that can provide our customers with a comprehensive and integrated approach to their safety, risk management, regulatory compliance and the upkeep of the systems they rely on.
The Company was founded in mid-2015 by Chief Executive Alex Dacre with the backing of Lord Ashcroft and is led by a Board of Directors with years of experience in running large quoted and private businesses in the support services sector who bring with them exciting track records in value creation.
Our decentralised organisational structure gives the businesses in our group considerable management autonomy within a well-defined strategic and control framework. Our model seeks to retain the agility of entrepreneurial private businesses whilst unlocking their potential and stewarding their rapid growth as part of Marlowe, ensuring that all the key stakeholders are focused on value creation. All the businesses in our group share a similar channel to market and their closely-related nature gives each a strong competitive advantage.
In the years ahead we intend to develop our presence across all our target markets to build market leaders across mainland Britain, accelerated in part through further highly targeted acquisition-led growth. Businesses in our group aspire to be the recognised and trusted names in the provision of critical and regulated services across the UK.
Acquisition of Suez WCS Limited
Acquisition of Kingfisher Environmental Services
Acquisition of Forest Environmental
Acquisition of Island Fire Protection Limited
Acquisition of Flamefast Fire Systems Limited
Acquisition of Future Water Limited
Acquisition of Guardian Water
Acquisition of SB Hygiene
Acquisition of dB Audio and Electronic Services Limited
Acquisition of BTE Systems
Acquisition of The Philton Group
Acquisition of DCUK
Acquisition of Advance Environmental
Acquisition of Alpha Peerless
Acquisition of BBC Fire Protection
Acquisition of Titan Fire & Security
Acquisition of Hentland
Acquisition of H2O Chemicals
Acquisition of FAFS Fire Systems
Acquisition of WCS Environmental
Acquisition of Swift Fire and Security, placing, readmitted to AIM as Marlowe plc
Strategy developed to focus on businesses providing critical asset maintenance services across the UK
Board appointed and placing conducted. Acquisition search begins.