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RFM Group Acquires Greenwoods

Leading facilities and interiors management provider RFM Group has strengthened its offering with the acquisition of Yorkshire-based Greenwood Estates & Property Maintenance Ltd.

With a current turnover of £500k a year, Greenwoods provides facilities and maintenance services to the Yorkshire commercial property sector and will add some of region’s largest property agents including; Dacres Commercial, Savills, CBRE and Carter Towler, to RFM Group’s growing client base.

Greenwoods will retain its name and sit under the newly rebranded RFM Group umbrella, alongside its interiors and facilities offerings. This move is part of an aggressive growth strategy by RFM Group, which aims to treble Greenwoods turnover in the next two years. Ian Flanagan, Managing Director, commented on the purchase:

“We are delighted to welcome Greenwoods to the RFM Group family. The company has built up a solid reputation in the region and its impressive client base will be a welcome addition to our portfolio. 2012 has already started well for us and we are optimistic for the year ahead. This acquisition has formed a key part of growth strategy and will provide us with fantastic opportunities in new markets.”

Geoff Lister, former Managing Director of Greenwoods, will join RFM Group as Director and will bring with him over 40 years experience in the commercial property sector, he said:

“I’m really excited about this next chapter for Greenwoods and I know that the business will grow and expand further under Ian’s strong leadership. I was impressed with RFM Group’s extensive range of services and accreditations, and I’m looking forward to working with this talented and ambitious team.”

As a Governor of Leeds College of Building and the former National President of the Federation of Master Builders, Geoff is well known both regionally and nationally for his work in the construction industry. He is recognised as a leading expert in the commercial property sector and as an advocate of apprenticeships in his position as Chair of the CCATF (Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Taskforce).

RFM Group is a full service provider for effective facilities management and commercial fit out. Employing over 200 people throughout the UK, it has offices in Yorkshire, London and Edinburgh. The company is ISO18001 accredited for Health and Safety, ISO 9001 for Quality and ISO 14001 for Environmental. It boasts a diverse nationwide portfolio of clients which includes Knight Frank, Bradford City FC, Esporta health Clubs, Morgan Sindall PLC, The Big Lottery Fund and Kirklees College.

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