As of December 1st 2013 Kingdom Security Ltd has acquired the business of Dougland Support Services Ltd, the leading UK independent cleaning, maintenance and specialist projects company.
Founded in 1970 and operating from their cleaning support centre in Fareham, Hampshire, Dougland provides a national, site managed cleaning service in the transport, leisure, commercial property and food hygiene sectors and employs 700 people and a turnover of £14 million and continues the expansion of Kingdom to over £60 million turnover and 2,600 people.
Terry Barton BA Hons Law, Managing Director of Kingdom said “We are very excited about the opportunities the merger with Dougland provides Kingdom. We have seen a trend towards integration of services and been actively seeking to find the right national cleaning partner for a number of years.
Barrie Richards of Dougland remains Director supported by his quality team of talented people.
We look forward to meeting with our new customers and maintaining the high level of service they have grown accustomed to and building on the current portfolio and success with innovative service offerings whilst being able to offer an additional quality service solution to Kingdom customers.”
Barrie Richards said, “Dougland have always been proud of our success as a specialist single service offering, however, it has become apparent that, moving forward, clients are looking to bundle their services with one provider. It was extremely important that the Company we chose to merge with shared our passion, energy and commitment to our clients and to our staff.
Kingdom is an exceptional company in my opinion and mirror in many ways the business model of Dougland. It has become clear that both individual companies not only work to a similar ethos but also have the similar needs for each other’s specialist services.
This exciting development in relation to the two businesses is quite unique in our opinion, we will be able to offer our clients, an exclusive service offering that brings together two of the very best service delivery organisations in their relative fields and to provide the services that demonstrate innovation, passion and energy. All of which are a rare and very exciting opportunity together.”