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Call 0161 683 8000 Blackdown Environmental joins NBC

Environment to extend ecological service provision for UK customers

NBC Environment has completed a strategic merger with Blackdown Environmental to extend its portfolio of ecology services in the UK. Blackdown offers ecological consultancy and environmental contracting to clients including major construction firms and civil engineering contractors, facilities management, local authorities, planners and housing associations, water companies and other utility firms. The deal will strengthen NBC

Environment’s consultancy and wildlife management capabilities for customers in the private and public sectors. As a NBC company, Blackdown will be able to build upon its expertise and offer a greater range of added-value retained client work to complement its project work, as well as expand into new regions. John Dickson, managing director and

founder of NBC Environment, says: “This is a key moment in the 24-year history of this company. The skills and experience

Blackdown brings will enable us to significantly expand the range of wildlife services we can offer to existing clients, as well as targeting new business. “NBC Environment has grown

incrementally over the years and has been highly acquisitive as it has moved from a franchise model to bringing its network in-house. Blackdown Environmental has already established a fantastic reputation in the South-West and Wales and we’re also in the midst of a recruitment drive to increase our provision across multiple regions. However, in moving on the strategy from geographical expansion to integrating new services to cover all regions, this deal represents an accelerated growth strategy.” Blackdown Environmental’s managing

director, Stewart Priddle, will sit on the NBC Environment board as director of ecology and habitats. In this role, Stewart will be responsible for developing NBC Environment’s ecological consultancy and

contracting proposition for the UK as a whole. Stewart Priddle adds: “NBC Environment

is a natural fit for our us, both in terms of the clients and the culture. Each of our business units are complementary so the integration process is straightforward. Where there is cross-over, my focus will be on taking the most successful elements of each to develop a best-of-breed offer. “In combining the strengths of each

company, NBC Environment and Blackdown Environmental are moving towards a full- service approach to meet the wildlife management needs of clients. This presents a very convincing USP for a broader customer base and together we are in stronger position to maintain longer-term scalable growth.” The business integration process

is underway and NBC Environment and Blackdown Environmental have each introduced the new services to their portfolios.

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