Strategic acquisition of WES Group boosts scale, reach and services for Incentive FM

Incentive FM Group, the independent facilities services company, has now acquired a third M&E business in a move that will increase the geographical reach, scale and range of its Incentive Tec business. Weston Electrical Services (WES Group) will work as part of the existing Incentive Tec team, bringing the total number of multi-skilled mobile engineers the company now operates to over 140 nationwide with a further 80 site-based technicians and a turnover in excess of £30 million from its M&E business.

In addition, WES Group also provides a range of specialist fire and security services, including access control and fire systems installation and maintenance, all of which will now be added to the Group’s portfolio of services.

WES Group has a turnover in excess of £10 million and a strong customer base in the retail and prestigious buildings sectors, working with companies such as Travis Perkins, Dunelm, Argos, Lidl and Homebase. It specialises in all aspects of electrical and mechanical contracting and maintenance.

The deal will complement Incentive Tec’s fully comprehensive range of bespoke building, maintenance and project management services.

WES Group founder John Rogers will now be retiring after 32 years with the company. However, fellow directors Ian and Linda Rogers will continue to lead the business and remain in place along with all existing staff.

The company will continue to operate under its own brand name, reporting into Chris Windass (managing director at Incentive Tec). The company’s offices in Weston Super Mare will also be retained as the Incentive Group’s new South West base.

Jeremy Waud, chairman at Incentive FM Group, commented: “The skills and expertise that the team at WES Group brings will complement and strengthen those within Incentive Tec, enabling us to deliver further technical capability over a greater geographical footprint, with a larger engineering workforce reaching out to both existing and new customers. I’ve no doubt that they will be a valuable part of the Incentive FM Group as we continue our growth strategy moving forward.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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