Construction and property services group Apollo has acquired responsive maintenance company FWA West.
It is part of the firm's strategy to offer integrated property services across the UK.
The acquisition follows the appointment of Duncan Forbes, previously chief operating officer within the Willmott Dixon Group, who will to head up the new business stream.
Dave Sheridan, CEO of Apollo, said: “This acquisition plays an integral part in our business strategy. Although we already and continue to run a number of successful responsive maintenance contracts, FWA West enables us to complete the puzzle and puts our integrated property services offering on firm footing.
“FWA West is the keystone and the first steps in our plans to grow a locally delivered property repairs business for the public sector across our existing UK infrastructure.
“We will build on the successful relationships the Company and Apollo has with its clients, particularly Spire Homes, and will be injecting fresh investment through an advanced IT-driven service management system. The new technology will take service levels to greater heights and will support our national growth.”
FWA’s Slough-based head office will be retained along with its staff. Apollo’s regional operations will provide additional localised responsive maintenance services. The new business stream will be rebranded to fit with the existing Apollo brands in the near future.