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Saltire, who already operate in the area having won contracts with Perth & Kinross and Angus Councils

Saltire Facilities Management, the Glasgow-based central heating and electrical company, that was recently acquired by United Capital has announced ambitious plans to expand its East Coast operations.

Saltire, who already operate in the area having won contracts with Perth & Kinross and Angus Councils, plan to open a Dundee depot and utilise their relationship with other United Capital group businesses; Dundee-based McGill and electrical company Alliance Electrical, to win more business across the East of Scotland, from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

Saltire General Manager John Reynolds commented; “It has always been our plan to push more into the East coast and being part of a larger group after our recent acquisition allows that to happen faster. We have already been successful in winning contracts with Perth & Kinross and Angus councils and look forward to building on this success.”

New owners, United Capital and their experienced board of directors will support the existing management team at Saltire to achieve their ambitious growth plans.

John Reynolds added; “Saltire will seek to win public sector contracts through competitive tendering and great customer service, a reputation that we have worked hard to build up. We will also roll out a large domestic heating marketing campaign and look at growth by acquiring other East Coast operators.”

Saltire Facilities Management, head-quartered in Bellshill, Glasgow, is a national provider of central heating and electrical services and, with over 320 direct employees and an annual turnover of £30 million, is one of the largest of its type in the UK. The Dundee depot will be the fifth company office in addition to those already operating in Glasgow, Dumfries, Stranraer and Birmingham.

Saltire was acquired by United Capital in May as part of the investment group’s ambitious buy-and-build strategy which sees the company target the acquisition of UK building services and facilities management companies with a collective turnover of £300million over the next three years.