Specialising in energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products, the business supports customers as they procure and deliver some of the largest housing investment programmes and commercial build projects in the UK. It also provides services from design and manufacture, through to installation and aftercare.
CMS Window Systems is the leading provider of 360-degree building envelope solutions to the commercial construction and social housing sectors.
In May 2016 CMS Window Systems (CMS) secured a significant minority investment from LDC. The deal will support the business’s expansion as it continues to capitalise on increased demand for energy-efficient products and services, further fuelling the organic growth of the company across Scotland and England.
The deal sees founder and chief executive Andy Kerr, and his management team, remain as the majority shareholders, with LDC acquiring a minority stake.
Billy Allan will also join the board as non-executive chairman. Allan has significant industry experience, having held a number of senior board positions across the UK, including his role as chief executive of Aberdeen-based oil support services group, ASCO, non-executive chairman of support services group Europa, and prior to that chief executive of EJ Steill. Allan is currently non-executive chairman of Edwin James Holdings and Bowleven plc.
In May 2017 CMS secured two new contracts worth more than £10m. The business has been appointed to North Lanarkshire Council's window and door replacement framework, in a three-year deal worth £7m. This follows a £5m deal with East Dunbartonshire Council, which will also see CMS replace windows and doors with poor energy performance and recycle all extracted waste.
In December 2017 CMS has taken the latest step on its growth strategy path with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO). David Ritchie joins CMS from a leading interior fit-out business where he was CEO, and brings with him a wealth of experience in senior roles within some of the building industry’s best-known businesses. David’s appointment as COO is the latest stage of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise winning company’s growth strategy which will also see it develop a new manufacturing base in 2018.
With LDC's investment and backing, we're now in an even stronger position to continue investing in our operations, scaling the business further and expanding across Scotland and England. This is an exciting time for our team, and LDC's track record and expertise will help us continue providing customers across the commercial and public sectors with the highest-quality products and services. Andy Kerr, Founder & Chief Executive, CMS Window Systems