Omega Fire Join BB7
We are delighted to announce that Omega Fire has been acquired by BB7 to create the UK’s leading independent fire and security advisory firm.
What does this mean for you?
On a day-to-day it’s business as usual, only now we have new resources and capabilities to add even greater value to your projects.
What does this mean for us?
Our team have become part of BB7. We will continue to operate from Manchester and Leeds and will continue to trade as Omega Fire Engineering Limited throughout 2019.
Our story continues…
Omega Fire has built a strong position in the provision of Fire Safety Engineering, Fire Risk Management and Modelling and Visualisation. BB7 believe that Omega Fire’s experience will be complementary to their mission to make a distinctive, lasting and substantial contribution to the built environment.
BB7’s client-base includes building developers, local authorities, housing associations and hotel and leisure groups. CEO Ben Bradford is well-known in the industry for his contribution to professional bodies and work with the British Standards Institution, and the team at BB7 includes a body of chartered professionals. The amalgamation of our two companies will create a firm with just under 100 people, 10 offices nationwide and some serious capabilities.
Ben added, “I’ve known the Directors at Omega Fire for over a decade and our two firms have many cultural similarities. Omega Fire has a strong reputation in the North of England and we have built a strong reputation in the South. Together we will continue our expansion throughout Ireland and Scotland.”
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BB7 are backed by the Business Growth Fund (BGF), who are the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses.
BGF was set up in 2011 and has invested more than £1.8bn in over 260 companies, making it the most active investor in the UK and globally by number of transactions. On average, BGF invested in one company per week in 2018.
BGF has £2.5bn to invest in UK SMEs and in Ireland, and an additional €250m to support Irish businesses. Earlier this year, Canada launched its equivalent (the Canadian Business Growth Fund) based on BGF’s funding model. Australia is now actively exploring the approach as well.
BGF is a minority, non-controlling equity partner with a patient outlook on investments, based on shared long-term goals with the management teams it backs.
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