Amber Support Solutions, the leading Northern Irish provider of industrial cleaning services, has become part of Bidvest Noonan in a move designed to accelerate the Group’s growth and increase the value and support it delivers to clients in Northern Ireland.
As part of the plan, Bidvest Noonan has appointed Amber Managing Director, Scott Brannigan, to the new role of Managing Director for Bidvest Noonan, Northern Ireland. The Amber business will continue to operate under the Amber brand within the Group. As a member of the Group’s senior leadership team and as Managing Director for Northern Ireland, Scott Brannigan will take responsibility for growing Amber and Bidvest Noonan’s wider business in the region.
Amber was established in 2010 and the business has a strong portfolio of clients across the public, corporate, manufacturing, retail, and commercial sectors. It is a specialist industrial cleaning company that offers services ranging from window to carpet cleaning.
The Bidvest Noonan Northern Ireland business, which Scott will lead, employs a total of 1,500 people and is already one of the region’s largest and most successful facility services companies, with a 44-year history of delivering exceptional value to clients. Across the Island of Ireland, Bidvest Noonan is the market leader for security and cleaning services, and it has a substantial and well-established M&E engineering services business. In total, the Group has a turnover in excess of £700 million and employs over 27,000 people across its key markets.
“Scott’s appointment as Managing Director for Northern Ireland demonstrates our commitment to the Northern Irish market, and to our focus on enhancing the services we provide to our NI customers, through ongoing investment in our people, services, and capabilities in the region. Amber is a great business. It has an outstanding team and a strong brand and a reputation for high standards and excellent customer service. We look forward to working with them to build on their achievements to date,” said Declan Doyle, CEO of Bidvest Noonan.
Scott Brannigan said: “This is very positive news for both Bidvest Noonan and Amber clients as well as our people. The investment from Bidvest Noonan, and their expertise and support, gives us the platform and support we need to continue to grow our business across Northern Ireland. The enlarged Northern Ireland business will allow us to provide an even stronger best-in-class service proposition to clients. I really look forward working with my team, new Bidvest Noonan colleagues in Northern Ireland, and the wider team in the future to continue providing clients with the high standards of service for which we are known”.
“We believe that working together we can both cement Bidvest Noonan’s position as market leader for facility services in Northern Ireland and Amber’s position as market leader for industrial services. This is great news and I know that this partnership will deliver increased value and support for clients,” he added.
Bidvest Noonan recently announced the acquisition of Cordant Services, a leading UK provider of security and cleaning services and, separately, Axis Group, another leading UK provider of Security, Cleaning, and Front of House Services. The deals have further strengthened Bidvest Noonan’s position as one of the fastest-growing services businesses in the UK and a market leader in Ireland.