RSE has today announced the acquisition of Blackburn Starling & Co Ltd, one of the UK’s oldest engineering companies, established in Nottingham in 1870.
In the early 1900s, the Blackburn & Starling reputation was built on electrical lighting switchboard contracts for London’s West End Theatres. Today, the company is one of the UK’s largest designers and manufacturers of low and high voltage switchboards and control systems, operating from a 4.5-acre purpose-built factory in central Nottingham.
RSE’s Managing Director Allan Dallas has heralded the deal as a pivotal move in establishing the company as the UK’s leading MEICA contractor to the Water Treatment & Water Recycling market:
The deal will see RSE take a majority share in the business, backing a management buyout led by Operations Director, Jason Smith.