Top Scottish building services and construction contractor, McGill has consolidated its position as one of the fastest growing businesses in Scotland as it acquires specialist asset and facilities management business, The McDougall Group.

The Dundee-headquartered firm, which also has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, has announced its acquisition of multi-million-pound turnover business, The McDougall Group, as the company continues to expand its geographic coverage, and service provision.

The McDougall Group, a housing association specialist, which has operated for almost 50 years, delivers services to over 20,000 households and tenants and has three offices across the Central Belt, will expand the reach of the group as McGill continue to win new contracts in the region. The deal will see all 65 highly skilled employees remain in position, supporting the continued growth of the McGill group, and provide much in-demand labour to the business.

Speaking of his company’s acquisition, McGill Managing Director Errol Lawrie commented; “Today is a great day, not just for McGill, but also The McDougall Group, as we combine to strengthen our position as one of the top contractors in Scotland. To complete this acquisition, the first in the forty-year history of McGill, is incredible and demonstrates our ambitions for the company. I want to thank the team at United Capital, our parent company, for providing support to get this deal done.”

Errol Lawrie added; “We have demonstrated fast, but sustainable growth over the past 12 months and continue to win work across the country. This acquisition is strategic in that it adds to our existing broad scope of services and extends our geographic reach. I want to take the opportunity to welcome our new colleagues at this exciting time.”

David Robbie, Managing Director of The McDougall Group commented; “McGill are a well-respected name in the industry, and we have been impressed by the progress of the business over the past few years. Joining a company like McGill will support the future of our team and allow us to continue offering exceptional service to the social housing market across Scotland.”

Graeme Carling, CEO of McGill’s parent company, United Capital, added; “This is a great step for McGill, who have continued their steady growth over the past 18 months. United Capital are committed to support our group companies and we are proud to help Errol and his team complete the acquisition of such a quality business. I extend my welcome to the team at The McDougall Group.”

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