Portfolio News

Rutland is pleased to announce two senior appointments within Armitage; further strengthening the management team. James Sheppard is appointed International Commercial Director alongside Vicky Metcalfe who is appointed Head of Innovation & Portfolio. James has a passion for inspiring and developing winning teams to deliver shared...

Aston Barclay has announced two senior appointments to head up its new Digital Solutions business which is based in the group’s new mega auction centre in Wakefield. Daren Wiseman is Aston Barclay’s new digital strategy director responsible for driving the group’s digital strategy and delivering market-leading...

The AFI group of companies has been presented with an International Safety Award for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work. One of the UK's leading powered access specialists, the AFI group of companies has won an International Safety Award...

The Guardian has moved the production of its Weekend magazine to Walstead Bicester. The magazine, which is published alongside the newspaper’s Saturday edition, had been gravure printed on the continent and then shipped to the UK. It is now being printed web offset at Walstead Bicester, on...

Aston Barclay has opened Europe’s most advanced vehicle auction centre in Wakefield, a new 78,000 square feet auction super centre. The site will be hosting 15 dealer and fleet auctions per month and has the capacity to sell 50,000 used vehicles annually, contributing to Aston Barclay’s...

AFI Group has expanded their in-house transport delivery fleet after announcing a £1 million investment with Scania. AFI has invested heavily over recent years in a rolling programme to provide their own in-house transport fleet so they can take full responsibility and control of every aspect...

Rutland Partners is delighted to announce that Omar Group has acquired UK Sundecks. In recent years Omar Group has increasingly seen itself as a solutions provider to the park home and luxury lodge marketplace as more customers seek turnkey solutions. With an already strong brand portfolio...

Rutland Partners is delighted to announce that Aston Barclay has acquired The Car Buying Group (TCBG), one of the largest independent consumer car buying companies in the UK, extending its reach into the consumer car buying sector. Selling over 10,000 cars nationwide on behalf of car...