Design and refurbishment firm retains name and chairman

Construction firm Shaylor has acquired design and refurbishment company John Davies Interiors (JDI).

Despite the takeover, the £13m turnover firm will retain its name and remain in its Oldbury offices.

John Davies and Steve Shayler

John Davies, who set up the company 25 years ago, will continue in his position as company chairman and Ted Chapman as managing director.

JDI will be run as an independent unit and Shaylor will make investments into the company relating to systems improvements, development in staff training, health and safety and IT and a greater focus on the sales and marketing of the company.

Steve Shalyor, Shaylor's managing director, said: “We are able to broaden our range of services working alongside JDI and can now provide a total external and internal construction solution to a wide range of customers in both the public and private sectors.

“We were attracted to JDI because it fits in with the ethos and culture of Shaylor. We are both family run businesses with a long heritage of quality workmanship and have a strong brand and presence within our respective industries.”