Border Group acquires Teesdale Event Site Services Limited

Carlisle-based business Border Group is delighted to announce its acquisition of Teesdale Event Site Services Limited (trading as TESS).  Operating out of Barnard Castle, TESS provides toilet and shower hire services for the construction and event services sectors, which complements Border Group’s own BorderLoos portfolio, giving the company a substantial and well-known presence in the North East.  As a result, Border Group will be able to offer these hire facilities across the north of England, strengthening the company’s Construction, Welfare & Events division.

Henry Lloyd, Border Group’s Director, commented, “This acquisition is particularly exciting for Border Group as it significantly expands the geographical area we can cover from West Cumbria across to Tyneside.  It has been just over a year since Border Group was acquired by machinery dealer Lloyd Ltd, and we feel this is the ideal opportunity to continue to grow the business after a successful first year of operations.”


TESS owners Sarah and Gareth Hinchliffe also commented, “We have been running the business since 1999 and are incredibly proud of the way it has grown with such a loyal customer base.  Given the challenges of recent years, we decided now was the right time for us to focus on our other activities and in Border Group we have found the ideal partner to continue to develop the business.  We will be working closely with Henry and the Border Group team for a while to ensure a seamless transition. We would like to thank our valued customers for your support over the years and look forward to seeing you continue with Border Group who will maintain the quality of service we pride ourselves on.”

Henry added, “Like Border Group and Lloyd Ltd, TESS is a family-run business with a loyal and extensive customer base.  We therefore intend for TESS to continue to trade under its current branding for the foreseeable future and the TESS team will be working as normal to offer the same excellent service for which they are renowned.  We are looking forward to bringing our businesses together and moving the company forward.”


Pictured are Border Group’s Managing Director Henry Lloyd with Sarah and Gareth Hinchcliffe, founders of TESS.

About Border Group

Border Group’s oldest company Borderloos was established in 1989 and specialised in the hire, sale and servicing of portable toilets throughout Cumbria, the North of England and Scotland. In years since, the privately owned business has grown rapidly and now encompass Border Barriers which was established in 2000, Border Show Service Group, Grandstands For Hire, Showerhire UK and Woodlands Industrial Park. The combination of these services provide nationwide coverage and enable us to cater to some of the UK’s leading Events and Construction companies.

Border Group was acquired by Lloyd Ltd in 2021 and continues to go from strength to strength.

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