March 22, 2010
JBW Group Ltd, the ethical debt management and enforcement organisation, has acquired Darlington-based firm National Enforcement Services to create one of the largest bailiff service providers in the North.
Under the banner of JBW Group, NES founder Andy Coates and his experienced team of 14 staff will continue to deliver bailiff services across the region, specialising in the enforcement of Council Tax, commercial rent recovery, and removing travellers for local authorities.
The move comes at a time when London-based JBW Group continues to strengthen its foothold in the North. The acquisition of NES enables JBW to have an experienced team on board to take forward its newly obtained service contracts.
Andy, working alongside his wife Sue, has over twenty years’ experience in the bailiff industry and has been extremely successful in launching the UK’s first ever bailiff franchises in Derby, Preston and Durham, which will now operate within the JBW Group.
The new business opportunity with JBW will see one of the largest bailiff providers operate its northern operations from the North East by the NES team, who will continue to be managed by Andy.
Expansion is also on the cards with a move to larger office premises and future job opportunities are also in the pipeline.
JBW Group was founded in 2004 by young entrepreneur Jamie Waller and now employs over 100 people nationwide. The acquisition of NES will see Andy Coates join the board of Directors of JBW Group and all other staff transferred over.
Commenting on the acquisition, Andy Coates said: “Joining the JBW Group is an exciting time for us as it gives us the opportunity to further strengthen our bailiff operations and expand our services under the banner of a fantastically forward-thinking firm.
“I have watched the growth and success of the JBW Group over the past six years and have always been very impressed with its ethical approach to both enforcement and business as a whole. Being part of the JBW Group will assist us in becoming one of the largest providers of bailiff services in the North of England, we are very excited.”
JBW Group Managing Director, Jamie Waller, said: “The acquisition of NES will allow us to strengthen our operations in the North following several contract wins, including a contract with Leeds City Council, to provide an enforcement solution for the recovery of Penalty Charge Notices.
“Both Andy, Sue and the rest of the team have an exceptional reputation for delivering first class services and will be a welcome accompaniment to our fantastic staff team. To enable us to provide the service levels that we do in South, we needed to find the right team, and that team is NES.
“We are pleased to be basing our northern operation from Darlington and have plans for expansion in the coming months. All-in-all it is a positive time for all those involved.”
Christine Appleby, NES office manager, said: “JBW Group and its team have made us all very excited about the future and what it has to hold.
“The JBW Group has been listed as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for in 2010, so I am really pleased about being under its wing. I am also excited to be working with a Managing Director who has been heralded as a young business leader in his own right.”
For further information, please visit www.jbwgroup.co.uk