UK: City Facilities Management Ltd has strengthened its UK business and extended its footprint into Europe with the acquisition of Lesprit Ltd.

Lesprit trades as Maintenance Management Ltd (MML) in the UK and Atrium Maintenance France (AMF) in Europe.

MML and AMF will become part of the wider City group, whilst continuing to operate from their respective head offices in Milton Keynes and Lille, France.

Established in 2001, Maintenance Management Ltd works with some of the largest and most successful retailers including John Lewis, Waitrose and Morrisons. Atrium Maintenance France was established in Lille in 2007, adding Auchan to the customer base. MML has also worked with One Stop convenience stores, Budgens supermarkets, and have provided refrigeration consultancy to a number of the UK’s largest fast-food retailers.

“This acquisition forms part of City’s long term strategy to extend our global reach and we now have almost 13,000 employees operating across five continents, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America,” commented City Facilities Management CEO Michael Hughes.