A DENBY Dale-based businesswoman has steered through the sale of a London-based environmental services firm.
Jo Haigh, partner at fds Corporate Finance, completed the sales of Agent Orange Environmental Ltd to Jonathan Smith and Graeme Scott, owners of national support services company Office and General.
Jo and her director of corporate finance, Poonam Kaur, worked with Roger Dyson and Rebecca Pugh, of hlm Keeble Hawson, to complete the deal just in time for Christmas.
Agent Orange directors Gulliver and Luke Hill said a pre-Christmas completion was essential.
“Jo, Poonam and the team worked incredibly hard with a tight deadline and their professionalism was exemplary,” they said. “Completing before Christmas was key for us and to achieve this for a sale price we were happy with was a great achievement.”
The transaction enables Office and General to offer a wider range of services to its established client base and the opportunity to expand the Agent Orange brand nationally.
Jo Haigh is a practising corporate financier who set up fds in 1989. FDS Corporate Finance has offices in Wakefield, London and Birmingham.
Jo has more than 20 years of experience in corporate governance and is also an award-winning entrepreneur, trainer, speaker and author.
In recent years, she has been named IOD Business Adviser of the year, featured in a list of Yorkshire top 100 entrepreneurs and has been voted Business Woman of the Year and made the shortlist for the Women in Business Awards run by networking group Forward Ladies.