Bluestones One is delighted to announce the acquisition of Dee Set’s store development division. Bluestones One is one of the leading installation and merchandising businesses in the UK with a vast customer base and this acquisition further accelerates their ambitious growth plans. Bluestones One is part of the Bluestones Investment Group, which primarily invests in the staffing and recruitment sectors, supporting people to establish their own successful businesses and providing a number of shared services from their head office based in Chester. The acquisition, confirmed on 1st May 2020 sees the entirety of Dee Set’s Store Development division being acquired by Bluestones One. Due to the nature of the acquisition and both parties experience in this area there should be no disruption to existing staff, customers and operations.
Gary White, Managing Director of Bluestones One, said:
This acquisition is incredibly exciting, bringing together two very successful businesses. We’re looking forward to welcoming the management and field teams and driving the business forward in the coming weeks and months. Throughout our discussions it’s been clear both parties wanted to achieve the same end goal and will be working closely to ensure a smooth transition. All staff will be part of the transition process and we look forward to continuing to supply the same great service to Dee Set’s customers and our own. The benefits for both staff and customers are significant as it allows us to offer wider opportunities to our existing and new teams and continue to improve service levels across the wider customer base. This deal is in line with our strategic plan and gives us a great platform for further growth and expansion of our service offering.
The acquisition provides a great opportunity for all teams and customers to benefit from the two businesses coming together. Dee Set’s store development division supplies a number of services that Bluestones One already deliver to a variety of retailers and associated businesses.
CEO of Dee Set, Greg Phillips, said:
We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Bluestones that will give our many dedicated colleagues the opportunity to work within a business as passionate as they are about the services that our store development division delivers. We are confident Bluestones ambitions match our own, as the Dee Set business continues to grow and flourish in other areas.
This deal cements Bluestones One’s position in the market place with increased capacity to supply employment opportunities and support a large retail customer base.