Bell Group announce acquisition

3 August 2021

Bell Group have announced their acquisition of CB Contracts (NI) Ltd.

CB Contracts (NI) Ltd began in 1984 as a small painting and decorating company, over the years they have developed their services to become specialists in Painting, Hygienic Finishes and Flooring, mainly in the New Build market. CBC also add a national flooring capability to the group, providing a great steppingstone for Bell to offer an additional service delivered in house to their existing client base.

From their base in Northern Ireland, CBC carry out work throughout the British Isles and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and systems designed specifically to remotely manage projects for large main contractors. Founders, Colin and Ellen Bunting, will continue in their capacity of Managing Director and Operations Director respectively.

Bell Group Chief Executive, Craig Bell, said‚ÄúThe acquisition further cements our position as market leader in the Painting and Decorating space, giving us greater market share, a base in Northern Ireland and will allow us to successfully deliver work in the new build space.‚ÄĚ

CBC Managing Director, Colin Bunting said: ‚ÄúWe are very pleased to become a part of Bell Group. Ellen and I will remain at the helm of CBC for many years to come, it is business as usual and we are excited to have the backing of our new parent company which is only going to lead to a bigger and brighter future for all.‚ÄĚ

Bell Group has 31 locations across the UK and employs over 1,600 people. The company forecasts turnover of £150 million for 2021, building on its average year on year growth of 15 per cent. Its customers include NHS Trusts, Ministry of Defence, Housing Associations and Local Councils across the UK as well as working in many Historic Buildings, Palaces and now offering a service to decorate your home.