4th November 2021

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia

UK Landscapes, which maintains sites nationwide for leading supermarkets and utility companies, employs more than 175 staff at its headquarters in Middlewich, Cheshire, and regional depots throughout the UK including Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Reading and Harlow. The business has secured a significant investment from Mercia’s private equity funds, assisted by Sophie Colloby at Dow Schofield Watts who provided financial due diligence for Mercia.

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia

The company serves blue-chip customers such as Asda, John Lewis, Waitrose, Shell, and Santander.

The funding will allow it to step up its organic growth and pursue a ‘buy and build’ strategy in the sector.

UK Landscapes was founded in 1997 by Andrew Preston and is now run by his son Leigh, who has been managing director since 2008.

Leigh Preston, managing director, said: “I am really pleased to welcome both Mercia and Martin into UK Landscapes. Over the past few years the company has really started to excel in the market.

“We look forward to working closely with our new team to continue our success, breaking into new areas of the market and building on our strengths.”

The deal is the second deal by Mercia’s private equity funds within three months.