Recent Edison Group Announcements

  1. Calum Melville and The Edison Group announce 50% acquisition of The Property Solutions Company

The Edison Group, based in Glasgow and operating within multiple property sectors worldwide, have announced a 50% acquisition of and investment in The Property Solutions Company with Edison Group CEO and Founder, Calum Melville, having this to say about the news:

‘We’re delighted here at The Edison Group, obviously as it’s testament and proof to our successful business principles and practices that, despite the increasingly difficult times we’re living in, we find ourselves able to make this bold business move.’

The Property Solutions Company offers a range of speedy property purchase options for those individuals – and businesses – who don’t want to be trapped in a lengthy chain, with a wide range of service available including: assisted sale, pre-eviction, and pre-repossession options for residential and commercial property sellers across the UK.

The Propery Solutions Company founder Euan Martin, still retains a 50% interest in the company even after the 6-figure investment by Calum Melville and his team. Calum Melville adds:

‘We honestly can’t wait to get started on our joint projects together, and on securing the future for both companies and all of our staff. It’s exciting times ere, and it’s so pleasing to be able to say that and have such a buzz about the place.’

Both companies clearly see this as an acquisition that cements and solidifies each of their positions within the industry, and at a difficult time for a lot of companies it’s fair to say that any piece of positive business news should be regarded as a bonus in the current economic climate.

  1. Calum Melville and The Edison Group purchased a new Head Office building in Irvine, Scotland.

The Edison Group has recently moved to secure its future by investing in the acquisition of a building that will, in the near future, become the Head Offices for the Edison Group of Companies.

Coupled with the exciting acquisition of a 50% share in The Property Solutions Company and so this announcement gives a clear indication of the strength of the Scotland-based International company, as well as its intent.

Owner and CEO Calum Melville says:

‘We’re excited and delighted with this acquisition, as we’ve been looking for new and bigger premises to be our permanent home for a while. This gives us the opportunity to expand now, and in will let us create approximately 75 new jobs in during 2023 – 12 here at the Head Office, with around an additional 63 new jobs for trades and crafts people within the company.’

The Edison Group works in a multitude of property sectors across the UK delivering operational change and excellence for investors and end users of their properties, and their continued growth is perhaps an early indicator that the UK’s property market crash may not be as terminal as some have prophesied.

  1. Edison Group completes the acquisition of GDC Design Ltd

To cap off a busy and productive 2022, Edison Group have just completed the acquisition of the industry leading GDC Design Limited, safeguarding the jobs of everyone already at the company and with an additional 25 jobs within the design, maintenance, and shop fitting specialists expected in 2023.

The acquisition of GDC Design Services is very much a complement to the existing Edison Group companies, and allows then to bring the core services supplied by GDC Design – overall property maintenance, outstanding shop fitting, general construction services, and excellence in interior design – into the fold of the Edison Group, meaning those services are now available in-house across the whole Edison Group of companies.

Edison Group Founder and CEO, Calum Melville, says:

‘We’re so excited by this acquisition within the Edison Group. It just makes perfect sense to add these complementary services to our in-house portfolio, meaning we can control all our property and development projects in-house ourselves in the future. We can’t wait to get started on a lucrative and productive new era for us all.’ 

The current owner of GDC Design Ltd, Graham Christie, will be staying on as a Director and Consultant for the next 3 years following the handover, to provide continuity and stability for all the staff at the company. Graham said:

‘These are exciting times ahead and, in what’s generally considered to be a difficult period for UK businesses altogether, we’re proud to be bucking the trend and joining forces with what has to now be considered one of the pre-eminent property development Group of Companies in Scotland and the UK.’ 

The immediate future is looking very rosy indeed for GDC Design, with Edison Group poised to invest circa £200k in 2023 alone, and a new GDC Design Head Office/Workshop/Site in the offing too within this next year.

ABOUT GDC DESIGN

To be truly productive, presentable and profitable, a modern working space needs to be fitted out by a professional and experienced team. GDC Design is one of Scotland’s most respected interior fit out specialists. Their craftsmen use high quality materials to deliver bespoke solutions on time and to budget. From a retail space to an office or a commercial fit out, their skilled and experienced team can ensure any work environment is tailored to any need.

ABOUT EDISON GROUP

From property to private equity, the Edison Group works in a multitude of sectors across the UK delivering operational and financial excellence for all stakeholders.

Edison Group helps startups, distressed, and established companies reach their full potential by investing alongside the current ownership/management team, and thereby bringing additional operational and business growth expertise to the table. Specialists in partnering with owner managed organisations, working together to build industry leading businesses.


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