Enterprise plc was a support services company originally based in
Farington in Lancashire, England. Its core markets were local
authorities and utility sectors. It has recently been integrated into
Ferrovial's UK company, Amey plc.
2.1 Public sector
4 External links
The Company was established in 2000 by way of a merger between
Lancashire Enterprises (founded in 1983) and ARM Services (founded in
In 2007 a management buyout backed by the 3i investment group took
place and the group was removed from the
London Stock Exchange. On
September 21, 2007 the company acquired the entire stock of Accord plc
making it one of the UK's leading companies providing outsourced or
partnered services to both the local authority and utilities
On 21 February 2013, Ferrovial, through
Ferrovial Services, reached an
agreement with international investor 3i to acquire Enterprise, one of
the UK's leading providers of services to utilities and the public
sector, for a firm value of 385 million pounds (around 443 million
A full range of direct, infrastructure and facilities management
services were delivered to local authorities across the UK and
Enterprise has built a strong track record in the modernisation and
transformation of public services.
The public sector business was focused on the delivery of local
authority services through partnership, joint venture arrangements and
traditional term contracts. It has relationships with over 60 local
Enterprise was one of the first private companies to develop a full
joint venture company with a local authority
Liverpool City Council,
'EnterpriseLiverpool', delivering the full range of street based
services throughout the City. Joint and Strategic ventures also exist
with, amongst others,
Manchester City Council,
Liverpool City Council,
Peterborough City Council, Wolverhampton City Council, Solihull MBC,
London Corporation and the
London Boroughs of Westminster,
Islington, Ealing and Redbridge.
Liverpool van on Hanover Street
The company operated throughout the UK with over 100 offices. The
Head office was at Lancaster House in
Farington near Leyland in
Lancashire and key offices were also located in London, Manchester,
West Midlands, Gloucester, Peterborough,
Liverpool and the South West.
The company also had operations and relations with local authorities
across Wales and Northern Ireland
Enterprise had two separate joint ventures to provide services on
behalf of the Ministry of Defence.
Enterprise operated as a facilities and infrastructure service support
partner to major utility companies in the water, gas and electricity
sectors. Key clients included British Telecom (now known as
Openreach), Severn Trent Water, United Utilities, National Grid and UK
In the water industry, Enterprise offered a wide range of services for
the repair and maintenance of both the clean and dirty water networks
and all related asset and facilities management. Enterprise works
with, or has worked with, all the major water companies in the UK.
In the power and electricity sector the company provided network
maintenance services throughout the electricity distribution industry
across the UK and in the gas sector the company provided mains and
service replacements together with asset and facilities management.
^ Sam F. "Mid-year update" (PDF). Enterprise plc.
^ "History". Enterprise plc.
^ Enterprise in talks over $947m offer from 3i[permanent dead link]
Enterprise plc acquires Accord plc[dead link]
^ "Acquistion [sic] of Accord". Enterprise plc. Archived from the
original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
^ Sam F. "
Ferrovial enhances its services business with the
acquisition of Enterprise for 385 million pounds (443 million euro)".
^ "Local Government". Enterprise plc.
^ "Company information". Enterprise plc.
^ One contract provide the full range of facilities management and FM
services; the other provides the full range of housing repair and
maintenance services. Carillion, Enterprise win £500m MoD maintenance
contract[permanent dead link]
Culture and infrastructure of the Borough of South Ribble
Blue Bus of Penwortham
Preston park and ride
Lancaster Canal Tramroad
New Longton and Hutton
Penwortham Cop Lane
Todd Lane Junction
All Hallows RC High School
Balshaw's Church of
England High School
Brownedge St Mary's RC High School
Hutton Grammar School
Leyland St Mary's RC High School
Lostock Hall Academy
Penwortham Girls' High School
Penwortham Priory Academy
Walton-Le-Dale Arts College and High School
Wellfield High School
Bamber Bridge F.C.