Woodall Nicholson Group Investment Timeline


Rutland Invests in Woodall Nicholson Group

31 March 2020

Rutland Partners is pleased to announce that it has received FCA approval for the acquisition of the Woodall Nicholson Group of companies.  Contracts for the acquisition were exchanged last month for an undisclosed sum.


Woodall Nicholson is the UK market leader in the design and manufacture of specialist vehicles, targeting attractive niche markets with long-term growth prospects.

4 July 2020

Woodall Nicholson appoints Lee Hudson as new MD of Ceremonial Vehicles Division

Rutland Gets Behind the Wheel

13 July 2020

Rutland Partners saw an excellent opportunity in line with management plans to drive growth, through the effective development of recent acquisitions.


There is scope for group-wide benefits as best practice is shared across the group to maximise operating efficiency and capacity, including flexible allocation of productions capacity to suit market demand.

24 August 2020

Woodall Nicholson to bring a Tesla Model S Hearse to market!

1 October 2020

VCS, part of the Woodall Nicholson Group, has built the UK's first all-electric emergency ambulance.

12 November 2020

Introducing the new Orion Evolution: a high-spec low-cost model for the service bus and specialist transport markets.

19 November 2020

The all-electric ambulance from VCS boosts Britain's green economy.

20 November 2020

Mellor 'Strata Ultra' provides operational efficiency in rural areas.

21 December 2020

Rochdale Borough Council updates its bus fleet with the addition of seven new Mellor Strata HF buses.