Rotherham-based Horbury Group, one of the leading interior systems specialist contractors, has extended its offering by establishing a new trading company dedicated to providing facilities management, maintenance and refurbishment, called Horbury Property Services.

Richard Sutton has been appointed as General Manager.  Richard has almost 30 years’ experience in property services, including senior management positions for a large regional mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractor and most recently as head of service at Yorkshire Housing.

Mr Sutton said: “I am looking forward to developing this exciting new business and securing new opportunities in the commercial, local authority, education and health sectors for our wide range of property services.  We will also be creating a number of jobs within the new business and have already been successful in securing inclusion on a major national facilities management framework.”

Horbury Property Services will provide a full range of services, which should be part of planned preventative maintenance programmes, including inspection, installation, repair and maintenance of fire doors, joinery works, fire stopping, sealing, fire compartmentation, fire alarm and emergency light testing, portable appliance testing, electrical testing and installation work, building fabric repairs as well as external cladding and render repairs. In addition, the wider Group provides dry wall partitioning, painting and decorating, ceiling and flooring upgrades, de-mountable screens,

Chief executive of Horbury Group, Trevor Wragg, said: “We have experienced significant growth of the Group over the past three years since investment from the BGF (Business Growth Fund) enabled us to embark on a programme of expansion based around existing specialisms. We have offered hard FM services for several years, but now with a dedicated business and the expertise of Richard and his team, we are very excited about the future that this new focus will bring.”

PHOTOGRAPH: Richard Sutton (left) and Trevor Wragg (right)