STRI Group’s construction division, Carrick Sports, has expanded its UK operation by acquiring leading sports turf contractor Phil Day Sports Ltd (PDS).
Due to high demand for Carrick Sports services, the Glasgow-based business has strengthened its UK footprint by taking on Phil Day Sports’ employees, machinery, offices and existing client contracts. It will operate solely under the Carrick Sports Construction brand from January 20, 2020, working within STRI Group’s Plan-Design-Build-Operate model.
The acquisition will allow Carrick Sports to operate from two regional offices in Glasgow and now Worcester, significantly expanding its reach and capabilities across the UK and overseas. Carrick Sports will continue to offer a first class, cutting-edge construction service to create playing surfaces and sports and amenity facilities of the highest standard.
Stewart Aird, Carrick Sports’ managing director, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming the PDS team to the Carrick Sports and STRI Group. These are exciting times for Carrick Sports. We are growing our global footprint and bringing more world class services and talented people to the sports industry.”
Phil Day Sports operated for over 20 years as a sports turf contractor and specialist in the sports amenity sector. Working alongside a wide range of customers, including Premier League football clubs, county cricket teams, top class rugby and golf clubs and leading independent schools. Existing PDS clients can be assured a smooth transition to Carrick Sports, with all assets, and staff, being retained.
Toby Grace, PDS business development manager, said: “I see the acquisition as a fantastic opportunity to grow the Carrick Sports brand across the UK and beyond. We’ve secured staff jobs and plan on creating more in the future, so I’m delighted that Phil Day’s staff will become part of Carrick’s ongoing expansion strategy.”