Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Essex-based Ace Security & Electrical to Churches Fire & Security.
Established in 1981 and specialising in all aspects of fire and security, Ace Security & Electrical designs, installs, and maintains a vast range of security and fire safety systems, specialising in technologically complex and intricate solutions. It supplies to commercial and domestic clients such as educational establishments and local authorities, as well as several well-known celebrities.
Churches Fire & Security has provided fire safety and security services to over 40,000 sites in the UK for over 20 years, offering fully integrated services including sprinklers, fire alarms, fire door inspections, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, dry risers, suppression systems, intruder alarms, CCTV systems and access control.
The acquisition of Ace Security & Electrical allows Churches Fire & Security to enhance its South East offering, supporting the business strategy of becoming the most comprehensive fire safety and security provider in the UK.
Jim Lander & Neil Armstong, Directors at Ace Security & Electrical, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce the sale of Ace Security & Electrical to Churches Fire & Security. We are convinced that Churches will honour the almost 30 years of hard work that has gone into making Ace one of the UK’s leading supplier and service organisations in the fire and security sector. Looking after our staff and customers was the number one priority throughout this process, and we are confident that Churches shares this outlook.”
Charlie Haynes, Chief Executive Officer at Churches Fire & Security, commented: “Following the acquisition of Ace Security & Electrical Ltd, I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues, customers and suppliers to Churches Fire & Security. This is the 31st acquisition Churches Fire & Security has made and as we integrate the acquisitions, we are always pleased not only to grow our business but take the best from both businesses. This helps ensure we continue to develop and grow our offering, as we continue to work with our customers to keep their property and staff safe from fire and theft.”
Benchmark International would like to thank all parties involved and we wish them all the very best of luck for the future.
Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 /Enquiries@BenchmarkIntl.com
Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 / Smoot@BenchmarkIntl.com
Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / McCardle@BenchmarkIntl.com
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