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Enterprise
Type Private Company
Founded 2000 in current merged form; 1983 Lancashire Enterprises, 1964 ARM services
Headquarters Leyland, United Kingdom
Key people Neil Kirkby, Managing Director
Industry Support Services
Products Outsourced and managed services for local authorities, government departments and utility companies.
Revenue £1,200 million[1]
Employees 14,000
Website www.enterprise.plc.uk

Enterprise plc is one of the UK's leading support services companies. It is based in Leyland in Lancashire, England. Its core markets are local authorities and utility sectors.

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History

The Company was established in 2000 by way of a merger between Lancashire Enterprises (founded in 1983) and ARM Services (founded in 1964).[2]

In 2007 a management buyout backed by the 3i investment group took place and the group was removed from the London Stock Exchange.[3] On September 21 2007 the company acquired the entire stock of Accord Plc making it one of the UK's leading companies providing outsourced or partnered services to both the local authority and utilities markets.[4]

Operations

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Public sector

The public sector business is focused on the delivery of local authority services through partnership, joint venture arrangements and traditional term contracts. It has relationships with over 60 local authorities.[5]

The company operate throughout the UK with over 50 offices.[6] The Head office is in Leyland in Lancashire and key offices are also located in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels.

The company has two separate joint ventures with Carillion for work with the Ministry of Defence.[7]

Enterprise Liverpool van on Hanover Street

Enterprise has entered into a full joint venture company with Liverpool City Council, 'Enterprise – Liverpool', which delivers the full range of street based and housing maintenance services throughout the City.[8].

Other Joint and Strategic ventures exist with Manchester City Council, Wolverhmapton City Council, Solihull MBC and the London Boroughs of Westminster, Islington, Haringey and Redbridge. The copmay also has operations and relations with local authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Utilities

Enterprise operates as a service support partner to blue chip companies such as BT, Severn Trent and Thames Water offering both direct services and consultancy:[6]

Water – Enterprise offers a wide range of services for the repair and maitnenance of both the clean and dirty water networks. Enterprise works with, or has worked with, all the major water companies in the UK.

Telecommunications – The company manages small customer provision and repair works, through to extensive network renewal and investment schemes for all the major telecommunicationc companies in the UK.

Electricity – The company provides network maintenance services throughout the electricity distribution industry in the UK.

Gas – National Grid Transco partners with Enterprise for mains and service replacements.

References

  1. ^ Enterprise plc: Mid-year update
  2. ^ Enterprise plc: History
  3. ^ Enterprise in talks over $947m offer from 3i Reuters
  4. ^ Enterprise plc acquires Accord plc
  5. ^ Enterprise plc: Public Sector
  6. ^ a b Enterprise plc: Facts and figures
  7. ^ One contract provide the full range of facilites management and FM services; the other provides the full range of housing repair adn maintenance services and related management to Defence Estates.Carillion, Enterprise win £500m MoD maintenance contract
  8. ^ Enterprise Liverpool takes over housing repairs

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Enterprise
Type Private Company
Industry Support Services
Founded 2000 in current merged form; 1983 Lancashire Enterprises, 1964 ARM services
Headquarters Leyland, United Kingdom
Key people Neil Kirkby, Managing Director
Products Outsourced and managed services for local authorities, government departments and utility companies.
Revenue £1,200 million[1]
Employees 14,000
Website www.enterprise.plc.uk

Enterprise plc is one of the UK's leading support services companies. It is based in Leyland in Lancashire, England. Its core markets are local authorities and utility sectors.

Contents

History

The Company was established in 2000 by way of a merger between Lancashire Enterprises (founded in 1983) and ARM Services (founded in 1964).[2]

In 2007 a management buyout backed by the 3i investment group took place and the group was removed from the London Stock Exchange.[3] On September 21 2007 the company acquired the entire stock of Accord Plc making it one of the UK's leading companies providing outsourced or partnered services to both the local authority and utilities markets.[4]

Operations

Public sector

The public sector business is focused on the delivery of local authority services through partnership, joint venture arrangements and traditional term contracts. It has relationships with over 60 local authorities.[5]

The company operate throughout the UK with over 50 offices.[6] The Head office is in Leyland in Lancashire and key offices are also located in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels.

The company has two separate joint ventures with Carillion for work with the Ministry of Defence.[7]

Enterprise has entered into a full joint venture company with Liverpool City Council, 'Enterprise – Liverpool', which delivers the full range of street based and housing maintenance services throughout the City.[8].

Other Joint and Strategic ventures exist with Manchester City Council, Wolverhmapton City Council, Solihull MBC and the London Boroughs of Westminster, Islington, Haringey and Redbridge. The company also has operations and relations with local authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Utilities

Enterprise operates as a service support partner to blue chip companies such as BT, Severn Trent and Thames Water offering both direct services and consultancy:[6]

Water – Enterprise offers a wide range of services for the repair and maitnenance of both the clean and dirty water networks. Enterprise works with, or has worked with, all the major water companies in the UK.

Telecommunications – The company manages small customer provision and repair works, through to extensive network renewal and investment schemes for all the major telecommunicationc companies in the UK.

Electricity – The company provides network maintenance services throughout the electricity distribution industry in the UK.

Gas – National Grid Transco partners with Enterprise for mains and service replacements.

Transport

Through the acquisition of Accord Plc, the company gained the rights to run the Uni-link bus services under contract to the University of Southampton.[9] The bus company was renamed to Enterprise (bus company). However, the company lost the contract in 2008 to Bluestar who began operating it from September 2008.[9]

References

  1. ^ Enterprise plc: Mid-year update
  2. ^ Enterprise plc: History
  3. ^ Enterprise in talks over $947m offer from 3i Reuters
  4. ^ Enterprise plc acquires Accord plc
  5. ^ Enterprise plc: Public Sector
  6. ^ a b Enterprise plc: Facts and figures
  7. ^ One contract provide the full range of facilities management and FM services; the other provides the full range of housing repair adn maintenance services and related management to Defence Estates.Carillion, Enterprise win £500m MoD maintenance contract
  8. ^ Enterprise Liverpool takes over housing repairs
  9. ^ a b "Uni-Link Southampton joins forces with Bluestar". Bluestar. 2008-08-21. http://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/news/news049.shtml. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 

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