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James Briggs Announces Acquisition of Premiere Products


James Briggs, one of the UK’s largest independent aerosol and speciality chemicals manufacturers, has announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Premiere Products, a market-leading manufacturer of branded and private label janitorial cleaning products.


James Briggs can trace its roots back to 1830 and Premiere has a similarly strong heritage in the UK having been supplying products into both the commercial and consumer cleaning sectors since 1924. Premiere is one of the most respected and trusted names in the industry distributing its products widely in the UK and Ireland, but also enjoys strong export sales across Europe and the Middle East, as well as into South East Asia.


Jim Sumner, Chairman of James Briggs, said: “We are delighted to


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be able to make this announcement today. Combining the Premiere brand with our Nilco janitorial business will generate significant new opportunities in both UK and export markets. Premiere’s distribution channels are highly complementary to our Nilco business, making this a very natural fit.”


Making reference to the wider strategic plans for James Briggs, Mr Sumner said: “The management buyout of James Briggs in July 2013 recognised that the business was an outstanding platform for bolt-on acquisitions and we are delighted to have advanced the plan to bring new brands into our portfolio.”


Peter Brown, Premiere’s Innovations International Marketing Director added: “James Briggs’ investment in Premiere Products is a massive customer commitment ensuring continuity of Premiere’s 98% OTIF delivery service combined with legacy BICS training and technical support for UK and international distributors and professional end users.”


Premiere Products is a UK-based manufacturer and global distributor of janitorial, cleaning and hygiene products. Premiere’s range of high quality cleaning chemical formulations deliver great cost in use and cleaning performance. Premiere’s UK and international distributors offer a fast track delivery service supported by world class leading customer service and training support. Premiere’s extensive portfolio of BICSc and independently accredited training courses are available either ‘on site’ or at their purpose built multi- award winning training centre in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


Premiere’s mission is to provide high quality, self-accredited and independently accredited qualifications and in so doing, facilitate meaningful learner development from the coal face of the cleaning industry upwards.


www.premiereproducts.co.uk


www.tomorrowscleaning.com


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