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UK Flood Barriers’ acquisition announcement sets tone for Company’s long-term strategic direction


As the Country’s longest established and most successful specialist flood company, UK Flood Barriers is delighted to announce that it has, as part of its long term strategic business vision, acquired Sunderland based Arktek’s Flood Division in a recent merger deal.

Since being established 10 years ago, the Droitwich based flood specialist has established itself as the leading light in the flood world, delivering Property Level Protection measures to more than 7000 UK homes as well as undertaking major commercial schemes both at home and abroad. 

Working with its sister company Flood Angel, under the direction of company CEO Frank Kelly, UK Flood Barriers is nationally recognised for the work it has done to encourage the adoption of ‘holistic’ property protection; the commitment it has shown to the adoption of product and installation quality standards and; the important role it has played in consistently lobbying and challenging key sector stakeholders.

This latest development represents a major strategic move for UK Flood Barriers. The partnership with the flood defence division of Arktek Group, a company that has itself built an enviable reputation in the North East for delivering high quality service standards in the flood sector arena, was a natural fit for CEO Kelly.

Frank commented:

“Whilst the flood sector has clearly developed over the past 10 years, it’s still ridiculously fragmented to the point of often being dysfunctional. The end customer is often confused and key sector players do little to the help the situation. I am, and always have been, committed to consolidating this disjointed approach and have  developed a long term strategic vision for UK Flood Barriers that will help me realise this objective”.

He continued:

“Our recent partnership with Arktek is a critical component of our long term vision. As a company with a great pedigree and a growing reputation in the flood sector, they were a natural choice to take on responsibility for UK Flood Barriers Northern working out of their existing Sunderland offices.”

Going forward the Arktek Flood Defences team will operate under the newly formed ‘UK Flood Barriers Northern’ brand securing and delivering projects in the North East & North West of the England and Scotland.

Arktek Group Managing Director, Mark Bewick, commented:

“Since introducing the flood defence element to our business last year, it soon became clear that this was a potential massive growth area that could shape the Company’s future direction. Appreciative of the importance of certified quality standards we had already signed up to the Flood Professionals scheme so when we were approached by Frank about a potential company partnership, it was an obvious positive step as far we were concerned. We are looking forward to working closely with Frank & his team to grow the UK Flood Barriers business through its Northern division whilst still adhering to those quality standards on which both of our businesses have been built”.

Members of the existing Arktek team will move over to work for UKFB Northern with additional appointments to be announced in due course.

For more information contact UK Flood Barriers Marketing on 01905 773282.

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