Northeastern waste management firm reaches south with key acquisition


A business specializing in NORTH EAST industrial services, specialist waste management and process decontamination services has grown in England through a strategic acquisition.

Brian Ritchie of Denholm Environmental.

Denholm Environmental Limited (a subsidiary of Denholm Energy) has acquired Carlisle-based specialist industrial services expert Andidrain Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

The move is seen as key to further expanding the company’s presence in traditional markets and growing its presence in the UK to expand from the Scottish Highlands to the English Midlands.

Andidrain Ltd was established by Andrew Little in 1990 and has an enviable reputation for providing reliable, ethical and high quality services.

Andrew will remain with the business for at least the next two years to ensure a smooth transition for staff and customers.

Andidrain Ltd’s 52 employees will transfer to Denholm Environmental in due course, bringing the permanent company-wide workforce to 200 at its Aberdeenshire headquarters in Inverurie and operational sites in Carlisle,

Grangemouth and Invergordon.

The acquisition – the third in three years for Denholm Environmental – will also increase tanker capacity by a third and add more than 30 vehicles, including rigid tankers and high-pressure combination vacuum tankers. volume (HVC).

existing capacities.

Brian Ritchie, Managing Director of Denholm Environmental, said: “The acquisition of Andidrain Ltd continues our growth trajectory, adding additional geographic presence, scale and specialist service offerings to what we already offer across the Scotland.

“The two crucial factors in carrying out this strategy are the right people and the right locations, and the acquisition of Andidrain meets both criteria.”

“I look forward to working with Andrew and the rest of the team over the months and years to come to make the business a truly UK-wide offering.

“All successful acquisitions are based on shared values ​​and Andidrain’s exceptional ethical and professional values ​​align perfectly with ours.”

Michael Beveridge, CEO of Denholm Energy Services Group, added: “We are delighted to welcome the Andidrain team to our business portfolio.

“This acquisition is part of our strategy to create a national, market-leading specialist industrial services and liquid waste management company through our subsidiary Denholm Environmental, and is the third acquisition in this sector. over the past three years, following the successful acquisitions of MSIS Group and Hazco Environmental.

Andrew Little, Managing Director of Andidrain, said: “We are delighted to join Denholm Environmental.

“We see this as a great decision for the businesses and our customers, and I look forward to working with the Denholm team over the coming months.”

Denholm Environmental is a leading provider of specialist industrial services, liquid waste management and decontamination solutions to the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, utility, brewing and distilling, marine, construction and aquaculture, including commercial and domestic customers.

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