Roofcare & Maintenance, the Glasgow-based property services specialist, has become one of the first members of a brand new national consortium-style property repair and improvement business, Meddo.
Meddo is launching its operation across six regions of the UK and Roofcare & Maintenance has been selected as one of the first partner businesses, covering Scotland.
The new national business, which will expand to cover the whole country, is built on the foundations of well established regional businesses operating in the sector, giving them the support of a national lead company and each other.
Meddo’s aim is to bring a recognisably branded, refreshing level of service to property repairs and improvements in peoples’ homes helping to strengthen customers’ peace of mind about using local tradesmen. Home owners will have the reassurance that the people working in their homes have been vetted for high levels of customer service and quality of workmanship.
Each regional business retains a high level of autonomy to continue providing the high quality of service for which they have been chosen. In addition, they now receive the support of a national firm and a network of other specialists to assist them with matters such as recruitment, training and development, health and safety, and purchasing.
Meddo’s partner businesses offer locally based services in Scotland, Yorkshire, the North West, the West Midlands, North and East London, North and West London and the Home Counties*.
The business will enjoy the benefits of an innovative consortium structure; the regional businesses each owning a share in Meddo, which in turn owns a minority share of the partner company. This has substantial advantages for raising finance, incentivising performance, sharing costs and it is tax efficient.
Roofcare & Maintenance directors Allyn Pratt, Stuart McGhee and Craig McColligan believe this latest move will be an excellent step forward for Roofcare & Maintenance.
Craig McColligan said: “Being a part of Meddo opens up some exciting opportunities for us, because it gives us the strengths of a consortium and the power of a national brand. We will continue to provide the same high quality customer service within the refurbishment and re-instatement market which has made us successful as a regional business, and feel that this will be enhanced by the support and depth of Meddo as it grows across the country.”
Garvis Snook, executive chairman of Meddo, said: “I am very excited about the potential of Meddo to boost trade in these regions, allowing them to enhance their service and achieve new levels of success.
“For many years, Roofcare & Maintenance has delivered great property services into the local community and this is the ethos behind Meddo, so they are an excellent choice of partner for Scotland.
“The consortium style relationships between the regional businesses and Meddo as their national partner gives substantial advantages to all involved, most importantly the people who turn to us for work in their homes or business premises.
“Each business with which we have formed a relationship in the regions has already built up a strong reputation for good workmanship and customer care. This is what will form the backbone of Meddo as it continues to grow across the UK.”
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Issued on behalf of Meddo by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018 www.liquorice-media.com
20 March 2012
*The businesses which presently form the regional presences of Meddo are:
- Scotland: Roofcare & Maintenance Ltd. Glasgow.
- Yorkshire: Almerico Ltd, Hull
- North West: Wallwork Ltd, Swinton, Manchester
- West Midlands: ABL Property Services Ltd, Kenilworth
- North and West London and the Home Counties: Expert Property Solutions Ltd, Carpenders Park, Hertfordshire
- North and East London: Repair Rite Ltd, Billericay