JLA bolsters its corporate development team

JLA’s new hires: l-r: Sam Irving, Stephanie Beat and Alistair Clarke.

Catering and laundry maintenance specialist JLA has recently strengthened its corporate team with the recruitment of a corporate development director (Sam Irving), corporate development manager (Alistair Clarke) and a new head of legal (Stephanie Beat).

JLA is a leading critical asset supply and service business in the UK, offering end-to-end solutions in laundry, catering, infection control, compliance and safety and consumables. Since 2013 the company has made 11 acquisitions across the laundry and catering sectors.

The firm stated: “Putting the customer first has always meant a flexible approach to acquisitions, from maintaining an autonomous business unit through to full integration; the decision is driven by the specific customer service requirements. With the new corporate team in place, the pace of growth is set to accelerate.”

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New corporate development director Sam Irving commented: “With the full support of our board and HgCapital, we have the mandate and team in place to really drive acquisitive growth across our existing business streams and into related areas such as heating, fire and security. We are all looking forward to getting out into the market.”

JLA forecast that the next few years are set to be transformational for the company, with a number of organic, partnership and acquisitive growth opportunities already identified.

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