Scaffolding firm NSG builds with Empire acquisition

Posted 27 June 2011

Leading UK scaffolding firm NSG Ltd has announced the acquisition of Wrexham based Empire Scaffolding.

Deeside based NSG is one of the country's top suppliers of scaffolding and industrial services, with a turnover of £18million and more than 320 employees.

Mike Carr, NSG managing director, said: "Empire is a well respected business and we are delighted to have incorporated it into NSG. Empire has a strong client base including Kraft (formerly Cadbury's) at Chirk and British Waterways, and this will help NSG to expand further into a variety of sectors and regions across the UK.

"Empire director Barry Hart has a wealth of experience within the scaffolding industry and we are pleased that he will be working closely with NSG to continue to develop the existing contracts and oversee new business opportunities."

NSG is a leading provider of scaffolding, painting, blasting, thermal insulation and cleaning with over 40 years of experience. It has continued to win new business and retain clients despite the harsh economic conditions affecting the construction industry. The business increased turnover by 10pc over the past year to £18million and counts some of the construction and industrial sector's biggest names - such as Corus, Lilly, Balfour Beatty, Laing O'Rourke and Ineos Chlor Vinyls / Enterprises - as clients.

NSG works in a variety of sectors, maintaining growth over the last year in the construction and engineering sectors while expanding into the rail, social housing, marine and off-shore, oil and gas, and nuclear sectors.

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NSG was itself acquired by French firm Altrad earlier this month, although the day to day operational running of the business will remain unchanged, with Mike Carr staying on as Managing Director.