New acquisition: Singcare Ltd (trading as Marbco)




Churchesfire is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of fire safety company Singcare Ltd who trade by the name Marbco just outside of Newcastle.

The acquisition bolsters Churchesfire’s already national scope and will improve existing services to Churchesfire’s customers in the North East of England as well as Singcare Ltd’s current client base.Marbco office

Trading since 1995 out of their offices in Bedlington, Northumberland Singcare Ltd has built a reputation of quality and expertise in fire protection services. Their clients range from local single site organisations to extremely large multi-site utilities and construction operations, and a number of very significant heritage buildings.

Southampton based fire protection company, Churchesfire is no stranger to acquiring businesses to expand their client and product portfolio – in 2011 they acquired sprinkler design, installation and service company Olympic Fire Protection Ltd adding sprinklers into the array of services they offer. This experience stands them in good stead for the smooth transition of customer administration and service.

Former Singcare Ltd Managing Director Gordon Bolton says: "We have spent many years growing our business and are very proud of what we have achieved. As a relatively small regional company we have searched for the best way forward for our customers and staff. We believe that in Churches Fire we have found that solution, with their national coverage, wider product / service base and undoubted professionalism 'Churches Fire' will enhance the service offered. We are entirety comfortable that our clients are in very good hands."

Churchesfire Managing Director Paul Topley says: “This year Churchesfire celebrates its 20th year in business and we are honoured to have acquired Singcare Ltd the same year. Our dedicated teams are well prepared to take on all of the new business that this acquisition will bring and look forward to continuously growing and expanding in the years to come”.

With its growing nationwide coverage and full service fire protection, Churchesfire is able to service all types of organisations and national accounts. All Technicians are equipped with a handheld tablet to conduct their work – which means an instant relay of information to the office and our customers. This, combined with a custom built database which is continually optimised, as well as a fully interactive customer portal ensures at the click of a button customers will always be up-to-date with all of their contracts, services and financial information.