Nuttall acquires Finchpalm

3 January 2001 15:21 - BAM Nuttall Ltd

Camberley - Civil engineering contractor Edmund Nuttall Ltd has acquired the rail specialist company Finchpalm Ltd.

Finchpalm is active in the specialist railway sector in electrical and mechanical signalling related works and civil engineering. The company’s turnover is in the order of £10 million and it has 250 employees. Its extensive portfolio of railway sector clients includes London Underground and Railtrack.

Finchpalm was established in the 1970’s to serve the railway industry, offering the services of project management, design support, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of rail signalling, together with a training facility focussed purely on rail accreditation. The company operates throughout the UK, with offices in London and Essex, and in Ireland from its office in Dublin.

Commenting on the acquisition, Nuttall director Garry Crabtree said: 'The acquisition of Finchpalm is a significant step in broadening Nuttall’s capability in rail maintenance and capital project work and will allow us the opportunity for development of our business in this sector. Whilst Finchpalm will continue to operate as a stand-alone business concentrating on its core skills, the combined resources and expertise of the two companies will provide a total capability package to be offered in a much broader range of services to satisfy the needs of the rail industry. The training facility will be extended as part of the ongoing development and we see a strong future for Finchpalm with the considerable backing of Nuttall as part of HBG.'

Editors’ notes:

  1. Edmund Nuttall Ltd is one of the UK’s leading civil engineering contractors and an operating company of the European construction group HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv.
  2. In the UK Nuttall has a civil engineering turnover in excess of £300 million and operates throughout the country from a network of regional centres.

For further information:

Peter Bishop, Public Relations Manager, Edmund Nuttall Ltd, telephone: 01276 854708, telefax: 01276 854710, Email: