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Clearway acquires Secure Empty Property

October 19, 2023


Clearway, a commercial security services provider specialising in protecting people, property and assets has acquired vacant property specialist, Secure Empty Property.

The Clearway Group (Clearway) is “delighted” to announce the acquisition of Secure Empty Property (SEP). Headquartered in London, Clearway is a commercial security services provider specialising in protecting people, property and assets.

Clearway delivers solutions that are tailored to its customers’ needs, utilising an extensive range of specialist services integrated with market-leading technology. Clearway’s critical technology-led security solutions include CCTV and alarms, and its NSI Gold CAT II Alarm Receiving Centre, to monitor, secure and protect properties and assets.

Employing over 350 people, Clearway has nationwide operations across the UK and France. The addition of SEP to Clearway further strengthens its UK-wide vacant property security and services operations, with new locations in Lancashire, Northampton and Reading, and a dynamic team with a wealth of experience in the sector.

Clearway says acquisition supports strategy for growth

SEP was founded in 2012 by Chief Executive Officer, Simon Broadbent, and now has an established workforce and a management team with over 100 years’ experience in the vacant/void property industry.

Commenting on the acquisition, Peter Eglinton, Clearway’s Executive Chairman, said: “We are very pleased to welcome the Secure Empty Property team into Clearway. It offers us the perfect solution to expand our geographical reach and capabilities within the vacant property security side of our business. It will enable us to not only provide more support and solutions to our existing customers but also expand our customer base and continue to ensure a high-level of service. We look forward to this acquisition supporting our strategy for growth.”

Simon Broadbent, SEP Founder and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Having spent over 10 years building a successful business, finding the right partner to ensure we continue our success was important and we have found that in Clearway. SEP and Clearway are a good fit, and this move will be beneficial to not only the staff but also our combined customer base. We are looking to the future and what the wider group brings to the SEP customer portfolio, particularly in the technology arena. The industry has changed a lot and with technology constantly being updated, it’s important to remain at the forefront.”

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