Breedon swoops for roads surfacing contractor

Aggregates giant Breedon has bought Lincolnshire-based surfacing and civil engineering firm, Minster Group.

Founded in Lincoln in 1999, Minster works for the Ministry of Defence resurfacing runways and airfields for the RAF as well as repairing roads across Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and London.

The majority stake in Minister includes civil engineers Minster Surfacing and Alliance Recycling.

The deal will enable Breedon to grow its presence in the East of England and beyond, while also expanding its recycling capabilities and supporting Minster’s future ambitions.

Bruce Spencer-Knott, co-founder of Minster, will remain in position as the firm’s Managing Director and the business will be a distinct brand within Breedon.

Spencer-Knott said: “After 24 years of growing Minster Group into one of the country’s leading independent contractors, it’s time to take things to the next level, securing its future as part of Breedon Group.

“The immediate investment will allow us to add to our fleet of machinery to keep up with the demands of our clients.

“It also gives us long term security and sustainability, safeguarding jobs and protecting what the team and I have established while also helping us to scale up and grow.

He added: “Breedon shares our commitment to smarter, greener surfacing and civil engineering so this deal will also help to take our commitment to innovation, technology and recycling to a whole new level.

James Haluch, Managing Director of Breedon’s GB Surfacing Solutions business, said: “I am delighted to welcome Minster Group to Breedon to further enhance the combined expertise of both businesses. Having worked with them for the past 16 years, it’s great to have the opportunity for us to grow our regional presence in the East of England and beyond, as well as expand our recycling capabilities.”

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