Investment deal worth millions to help booming Mansfield firm grow

Investment worth millions of pounds has been pumped into a flourishing Mansfield company that is all set for fresh growth.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:12 am
A staff member at work for Mansfield firm, Total Integrated Solutions (TIS)

Total Integrated Solutions (TIS), which has its headquarters at the Oakham Business Park on Hamilton Way creates, installs and manages safety and security systems, including to prevent fire, across a range of sectors.

It employs more than 140 staff at five sites and, over the last nine years, owner James Twigg has expanded the technical capability of the business, which has grown revenue and profitability.

Now TIS has completed a significant investment deal with private-equity expert Key Capital Partners (KCP), which has bases in London and Leeds.

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KCP’s financial support will help to drive the Mansfield firm even further forward. As part of the deal, it has acquired a minority stake in the TIS business.

James Hall, managing partner of KCP, said: “TIS is an exceptional business, delivering a fantastic design-led solution in a way that is unique in the market and highly valued by its customers and partners.

"We are extremely excited about working with James and his team as the requirement for converged smart security systems over the years really gathers pace.”

James Hall will join the highly experienced executive team at TIS, alongside Matt Tice, who helped to negotiate the investment, while Ted Goold will become non--executive chairman.

James Twigg, who remains as chief executive officer, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be partnering with KCP on the next stage of our growth.

"KCP is the perfect partner for me and my team because they share my passion for delivering market-leading solutions and service levels.

"The partnership will also bring many opportunities for my incredibly talented team to grow with the business as we strive together to really make a difference to our customers.”

Over the last ten years, KCP has invested more than £100 million, in chunks of between £3 miilion and £15 million, creating thousands of jobs for companies across the UK and helping managers achieve their goals.

It specialises in boosting “dynamic and ambitious businesses that have the potential and appetite to grow substantially”.

TIS has created a huge impression in recent years, installing fire and security systems for customers ranging from councils, shops, schools and universities to the Royal Navy, RAF, retirement and care homes and manufacturing firms.