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Omar Group Acquires UK Sundecks

Omar Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer of park homes and luxury lodges, alongside private equity investor Rutland Partners, is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK Sundecks.

In recent years Omar Group has increasingly seen itself as a solutions provider to the park home and luxury lodge marketplace and more customers are seeking turnkey solutions. With an already strong brand portfolio which includes Omar Park & Leisure Homes, Wessex Unique Lodges & Park Homes, Omar Park Development Services, Omar Refurbishment Services and Boutique Lodges – Holidays by Omar, the acquisition of UK Sundecks enables the group to provide an even more comprehensive offering which now also includes PVCu decking, skirting and steps.

Over the past eight years UK Sundecks has earnt a reputation as the UK’s best quality and most reliable supplier of PVCu decking and the business has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of father and son management team Dave and Jake Randle.

No luxury lodge looks complete without high quality decking and UK Sundecks supply and fit exactly that; moreover, the galvanised steel sub-frame and anti-slip PVCu or Millboard decks supplied by UK Sundecks are much more hardwearing and suitable than other types of decking, especially in the UK’s variable weather.

Investment in the business from Omar Group and Rutland Partners will allow UK Sundecks to step-up to the next level, taking on decking contracts for large-scale green-field lodge sites. The investment will also give Dave Randle the opportunity to ease back towards retirement.

Jake Randle will continue to lead the business as Managing Director in the mid-term, however, having been Managing Director for the past six years, the Omar Group board recognises that in the fullness of time, when the business is fully transitioned and a suitable successor identified, Jake will want to move on to the next stage in his career. 

UK Sundecks Managing Director Jake Randle commented: “The investment and backing from Omar Group and Rutland Partners will give us the opportunity to grow the business much more quickly; we already have some great new decking contracts agreed for 2019! I’m also pleased that my father, who has taught me so much, will be able to start to ease into retirement. I look forward to working closely with Dean Westmoreland and Graeme Craig at Omar Group as well as David Wardrop at Rutland Partners, I’m sure there will be more for me to learn in the coming months leading an autonomous business as part of a group of companies.”

Dean Westmoreland, Omar Group Chairman commented: “What Dave and Jake have achieved over the last eight years is outstanding. From nothing they have built the UK’s premier decking company with the highest reputation for quality and service. Our park customers are increasingly asking for the finished package – lodge, sited, decked, cleaned and ready to be handed over for sale or to let. Having a decking company as part of our brand portfolio will clearly help! Jake Randle will continue to run UK Sundecks independently as Managing Director and we are confident that we will grow sales via Omar Group’s well-established channels of distribution."

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