Company boss completes group buyout

A Darlington-based business which has rapidly progressed to become a national leader in building control and warranties has undertaken a management buyout and restructure.

The buyout will see director Joe Ayre assume full control of Aedis Regulatory Services, Aedis Warranties and Aedis Training and Development after eight years with former business partner Alan Barraclough.

Aedis Regulatory Services began trading in 2009 and during that time Joe has overseen significant growth in both the scale and coverage of the business.

The Aedis businesses currently operate from 23 offices throughout England and Wales and have over 120 full-time employees, and its head office is located on the Morton Palms Business Park in Darlington, with an operational-focussed business support team based in Newcastle.

“I’m delighted to be heading up a team of dedicated staff who are committed to supporting our clients and delivering on our business goals,” said Ayre.

“They are a passionate, professional group who have enjoyed our successes to date and will keep driving Aedis further forward in 2018 and beyond.

“The buyout provides a perfect opportunity to re-structure the management team with a new board of directors being appointed.

“The new board provides a greater breadth of knowledge and skills and ensures we can continually challenge and assess what we do.”

With over 30 years’ experience in building control and warranties, Ayre has been part of an industry which has changed massively in recent years.

“Traditionally most local authorities delivered building inspection but private sector ‘approved inspectors’ provide an alternative across all construction sectors,” he added.

“With many local authorities looking at ways to reduce costs the market could well open further.

“Our goal is to be the best building compliance, sustainability and safety company in the world. That sounds very ambitious, but in each of the eight years we have been trading we have always delivered on our aggressive, sustainable growth targets to become one of the biggest and best businesses in our sector.”

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