Marlowe was founded in mid-2015 by Chief Executive Alex Dacre and through growth and acquisition, has become a UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance, whilst managing risk for businesses across the country.
The company was originally formed out of a cash shell with the backing of Lord Ashcroft and led by a Board of Directors with years of experience in running large quoted and private businesses in the support services sector who brought with them exciting track records in value creation. Marlowe was admitted to the stock exchange in April 2016.
The group was formed to acquire and develop target businesses that provide regulated testing, inspection and compliance services and has grown to become a UK leader in these fields. The businesses that have joined the group each have long histories of profitable growth that in some cases stretch back over a number of decades.
In the years ahead we intend to develop our presence across all our target markets to build our businesses into 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 regulated safety services across the UK.
Acquisition of Quantum Compliance
Acquisition of Clearwater
Marlowe end’s its third year of trading with run rate revenues in the region of £150m
Acquisition of Atana, a leading wastewater treatment specialist
Marlowe acquires William Martin, the UK’s leading property compliance & software specialist
Kevin Quinn (ex-CFO of Berendsen plc for 15 years) appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Chairman
Hazardous Material Testing & Inspection market entered through the acquisition of Tersus Consultancy
Acquisitions during the year of Kingfisher, Guardian, Forest, Flamefast, Future Water & Firecrest
Acquisition of UK water treatment & hygiene activities of Suez Environnement Company SA, significantly enlarging our water treatment activities
Marlowe end’s its second year of trading with revenues in the region of £80m
Mark Adams (ex-CFO Easyjet, Stobart Group & Pets at Home) joins as Ground Finance Director
Acquisitions of Alpha Peerless, Advance Environmental, Philton Group, BTE Systems, dB Fire and SB Hygiene
Ductclean UK acquired forming the basis of Marlowe’s Air Quality activities
Acquisition of BBC Fire & Security, significantly enlarging Fire Safety activities. BBC holds the Royal Warrant for Fire Safety
Marlowe end’s its first year of trading with revenues in the region of £47m
Further acquisitions during the year of FAFS Fire & Security, H2O Chemicals, Hentland and Titan Fire & Security
WCS Group acquired as Marlowe’s entry into the Water Treatment & Hygiene market
Acquisition of Fire & Security Group forms Marlowe’s first entry into the Fire Safety market
Re-admitted the stock exchange as Marlowe plc
Strategy developed to focus on building a group providing regulated testing, inspection and compliance services across the UK
Charles Skinner, Derek O’Neill and Peter Gaze appointed to the Board
Company founded by Alex Dacre, Chief Executive, as a cash shell on the AIM market