This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

LPM expands northern business base with acquisition

21 November 2007

Southern based facilities management, cleaning and security company LPM has expanded its northern business base with the acquisition of 50 year old contract cleaning and janitorial supplies business, Dependable Services in Leeds.

LPM which operates primarily across the south of England has been growing its northern business and bought Dependable with its 450 staff to further expand its base and client offer. All LPM contracts in the north will soon be handled from Dependable’s Leeds based Cross Green Industrial Park premises. The Dependable business will add over £5m to LPM’s turnover and its janitorial supplies business will benefit the LPM Group.

Stephen Taylor, Dependable’s retiring managing director and owner will be succeeded by 42 year old Nigel Wilson who joins from Manchester environmental services business, GMW. Nigel has nearly 20 years experience working across many different aspects of facilities management and environmental services.

He said: “I have joined Dependable at an exciting time. We are financially strong with sufficient backing to develop the business with both organic growth and further acquisition. We will widen our geographic area and add further support service businesses to the LPM Group. We have no plans to change our name and all our staff jobs will continue under TUPE.”

David Howroyd, Chief Executive of LPM said: “Dependable provides us with an ideal operation into which we can introduce our existing northern client base. It adds janitorial supplies capability to LPM provides us with a strong operating base on which to develop the business in the north.”

Dependable is known in the north for its high quality cleaning services which are reflected in its wins of a Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Award for its work in a Leeds Grammar School. It has two CHSA Distributor Service Excellence Awards and the Company is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 standard. Staff are trained on BICSc and other specialist courses.

Print this page | E-mail this page


View more articles
Article image

Acquisition of Atalian and OCS announced by global investment business

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has announced its intention to acquire FM businesses OCS Group and Atalian for an undisclosed sum....
Article image

Making the Leadenhall Building fit for purpose

Firmly established as one of the most notable buildings in the City of London, the Leadenhall Building (informally known as the cheesegrater) provides a st...
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Account Director finalists confirmed for PFM Awards

Three finalists have been confirmed to attend the final day of judging within the PFM Partnership Awards 2022 Account Director of the Year category....
Article image

Cleenol launches edencleen range

One of the UK’s longest established manufacturers and suppliers of quality cleaning and hyg...

Article image

YLOTY2018 winner comments on his success on the night

This year's PFM Awards Young Leader of the Year winner, Kristian Trend, gives his reaction winning the award after receiving his trophy on 7 November at Th...