Buyout, a ‘pivotal move’ in growth and direction for industrial cleaning firm NRC UK

Experts in industrial cleaning and emergency response for the global energy industry, NRC UK has been bought over by two long-term industry senior executives for an undisclosed sum.

The buyout has been hailed by its Managing Director as a landmark in the company’s growth which will with immediate effect see the firm re-brand back to legacy company Sureclean.

Included in the buyout is all of the assets and 30 strong team of the former NRC Environmental Services UK Ltd, along with several international operating areas for the former business, including the UAE, Kurdistan and Rental services. Excluded from the purchase is NRC Wastewater Services (Liverpool).

Mark Kelly MD said the reformation of Sureclean from NRC UK was a ‘pivotal move’ in establishing the organisation as the UK’s leading environmental, industrial, and emergency oil spill response contractor.

Mr Kelly said, “Today is the beginning of a new direction and phase for the business and team. We have both short and long-term growth plans that range from immediate carry over of NRC activities to longer term investment into clean energy innovations.”

Mr Kelly, the current NRC UK President of Operations will become the Managing Director whilst Simon Gibb joins the board as Executive Chairman. Simon brings additional strength to the team with over 30 years’ experience in the North Sea environmental services sector

Simon Gibb said, “Between us we have more than 60 years’ of combined management experience in environmental best practices to ensure we are ready to help protect the planet with any industrial cleaning project or hazardous spill emergency.”

He added “Our rebrand to Sureclean will combine existing synergies across our teams, service provision and specialisms which will ultimately ensure we have the platform to advance environmental and social sustainability.”

Following the buyout, NRC UK shall continue to actively pursue its strategic growth plans, looking to strengthen its team with further recruitment, and continue to identify attractive opportunities which augment the group’s current activities. The firm will also begin an immediate hiring campaign with the objective to double their headcount within the first year as part of their strategic growth.