Quadron buys half share of arborist firm Blythe Valley

Quadron has strengthened its tree surgery services after buying a half share arboricultural business Blythe Valley.

The company based in Wythall, near Birmingham employs 13 arborists and landscapers led by Andy Hall and carries works for Birmingham City Council, construction, utility, property management and domestic sectors. It also supplies woodchip for biomass fuel.

"This joint venture will allow both businesses to consolidate and diversify their current portfolios in the Birmingham area," said Quadron managing director Clive Ivil. "It is sure to be a successful partnership based on geographic, operational and cultural synergies.

"Andy had built his business up to the point where he felt he needed a bigger partner with a market presence, central resources and capital to invest. One of our weaknesses was when we tendered for work we were not so strong on arb and this gives us a much firmer standing."

He said the half-share would complement Quadron’s existing relationships with Advanced Tree Services in London and All Tree Services and Jack Pine Trees in the Mendip region. Blythe Valley has an £800,000 turnover and Quadron £30m.

Blythe Valley managing director Andy Hall said: "Since its formation in 2000 we have worked hard to grow the company into the successful business it is today. The joint venture is an ideal opportunity for us to continue to develop and strengthen our business."

Quadron, formed in 1993, has a client list including several London councils such as Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as well as Bristol City Council and Paragon Community Housing Association. Ivil said he was also keen to expand into biomass, making the recent deal even more desirable.


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