RSE has today announced the acquisition of Blackburn Starling & Co Ltd, one of the UK’s oldest engineering companies established in Nottingham in 1870.
In the early 1900s, the Blackburn & Starling reputation was built on electrical lighting contracts for London’s West End Theatres. Today the company is one of the UK’s largest designers and manufacturers of low and high-voltage switchboards and control systems, operating from a 4.5-acre purpose-built factory in central Nottingham.
RSE’s Managing Director Allan Dallas has heralded the deal as a pivotal move in establishing the company as the UK’s leading MEICA contractor to the Water Treatment & Water Recycling market:
The deal will see RSE take a 100% share in the business, backing a management buyout led by Operations Director Jason Smith.
Jason Smith commented on the deal: