JLA Group Acquires Fire Bright Solutions Ltd.
The JLA Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Fire Bright Solutions Ltd (“Fire Bright”).
Fire Bright is a national provider of Fire Safety solutions and services, such as fire alarm systems, automatic opening vents (AOV’s), portable extinguishers and emergency lighting, and is NSI regulated & BAFE SP203 accredited. Established in 2003 and based in Cheshire, Fire Bright provides customers with the reassurance that their employees, customers and assets are protected and that their business is fully compliant with Fire Safety legislation. From their head office in Congleton, Fire Bright employ over 40 people, including 28 field based engineers and installers.
JLA is a market-leading critical service solutions provider and works across the commercial laundry, catering and heating industries. The Group has thousands of customers across a diverse set of sectors including care homes, hotels, social housing and schools.
The acquisition marks JLA’s first entry into the Fire Safety industry but, as Liam Grant, Chief Commercial Officer explains, is the result of a carefully planned expansion. “JLA works hard to keep critical areas of our customers’ businesses running smoothly, safely and effectively, whether it’s in the laundry, kitchen or boiler room. Fire safety was a natural extension for us – our customers had been asking us if we could look after their fire systems and our focus on removing hassle for customers and fast engineer response lends itself perfectly to fire safety. We have been planning our expansion into the industry for some time now and it is great to join forces with the team at Fire Bright to enhance our offering.”
The launch of fire safety will complement JLA’s existing heating, laundry and catering services and allows both sets of customers to benefit from having the most critical areas of their business covered by one supply and service partner.
Fire Bright specialises in the design, supply and installation of fire safety solutions backed up by maintenance contracts – which will allow JLA to further strengthen their existing offering and customer proposition. Fire Bright will continue to be led by the existing management team, Wes Ward, Managing Director, Fire Bright says “we are excited to be working with JLA Group; it’s a great opportunity for us. The extra investment and access to sales, marketing and best-in-class service delivery resources will allow us to continue to grow our business and bring our expertise to JLA’s customers, whilst maintaining the first-class service all our customers are used to.”
Mr Grant adds “We are thrilled to welcome the Fire Bright team to the JLA Group. Their professionalism and focus on customer service has been apparent to see and we are really looking forward to working together to grow our Fire Safety division and deliver even better service to all of our customers.”
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