Both companies currently work with clients across commercial, public, retail and residential sectors delivering life safety, CCTV, access control, intruder alarm and ancillary services across the UK. The new group will allow both to operate across a wider geographical area.
The two companies have delivered significant growth over recent years and will now work in partnership, while retaining their own brands, to deliver the highest quality services to an ever-expanding customer base.
The Black Box Group will employ over 70 people supporting existing and future clients and will continue to expand the team in the coming months to further support its organic and acquisition driven growth plans.
Managing Director of Black Box Fire & Security, David Barnes, will take on the role of Group Managing Director.
David Barnes, Managing Director of The Black Box Group said: “We are delighted to join forces with ESI in a move which will be beneficial for all stakeholders. They were our preferred partner sharing the same values and quality standards that Black Box employees, customers and partners have grown to expect. With our three locations in Lancashire, Durham and now Derbyshire the Group will be even better positioned to deliver excellent services to our increasing UK wide customer base. We look forward to further expanding our geographical footprint in the coming months.”
Nick Webb, Sales Director of ESI said: “In order to support the phenomenal growth that ESI has experienced in recent years, we needed a resilient partner which shares our future ambitions and will support us in shaping them.
“Black Box Fire & Security’s dedication to unmatched customer service, healthy corporate values and professionalism were critical in our decision. We are looking forward to working together on the next part of the journey.”