Deals in the offing.

Keir eyes Connaught Environmental

Published:  17 September, 2010

BEDFORSHIRE: Kier, the construction and support services group, is interested in buying the environmental division of its collapsed rival Connaught

Paul Sheffield, Kier's chief executive, said he met Connaught's administrators, KPMG, last week and that Connaught Environmental "overlaps quite nicely with what we do".

Connaught collapsed into administration nine days ago after the failure of its social housing maintenance division. The bulk of its social housing contracts have been sold to Morgan Sindall and Mears.

Connaught Environmental, which maintains infrastructure and has annual revenues of around £50m, is not in administration. KPMG plans to sell the business, along with Connaught Compliance, but insisted it is in no rush to seal a disposal. 

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.