Birmingham-based servicing firm Catercall has acquired the business of competitor firm, Kent Catering Services (Bromley) (KCSB).
KCSB was established in 1995 by David Clarke and since then has operated within the commercial catering equipment maintenance industry, covering London and the Home Counties.
Clarke will continue to manage the business for the foreseeable future.
In a post on LinkedIn, Matt Magee, Catercall MD and CEO of parent company Keltic Engineering Group, said: “The acquisition of KCSB aligns perfectly with our strategy of expansion within London and the south east. We are really pleased to have acquired a successful company within our market place with the reputation that KCSB has a gained over the years.
“This is our second acquisition within the last 12 months and demonstrates the confidence we have in our direction of travel.”
The move is indeed a step change for Catercall, which last year was rescued from liquidation in a pre-pack administration deal by pump sector specialist, PumpServ. The Surrey-based company began life as London Pumps in 1999 and is now part of the Keltic Engineering Group.
At that time, Magee commented: “Catercall’s services and customer base are very similar to PumpServ’s and we feel that these synergies will support the growth of both businesses to fulfil their true potential.”