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SuperGroup

BPE first became involved with SuperGroup when the retail giant was a fledgling business with just 5 shops. Antonia’s early property deals for SuperGroup were with Land Securities, Hammerson, Capital Shopping Centres (now Intu) and Westfield, this laid the foundations for a very aggressive, exciting roll out of stores across the UK. They are now some 95 stores down the line in the UK with more acquisitions in the pipeline.


Tiger UK (Midlands) Ltd

BPE’s relationship with Tiger started in Autumn 2013 when they were brought on board to help facilitate the opening of stores in both Cardiff and Cheltenham in time for Christmas trading.


Boultbee Brooks Real Estate

BPE’s property team has acted for BBRE since April 2014, handling many of the company’s investment acquisitions, disposals, agreements and leases.


Creed Foodservice

BPE has been working with Creed Foodservice for twenty years. Over that time we have provided advice on commercial property, residential property and corporate transactions.


Cintec

Cintec is a globally recognised leader in engineering research and development. Recently, BPE's Litigation team assisted them with a patent infringement case.


Bodypower TV

In 2008, BPE's Corporate team assisted Bodypower with the sale of its main business. When the world renowned health & fitness brand subsequently fell out with the purchasers, BPE's Litigation team worked day and night to get them a satisfactory result.


Summerfield Nursing Unit

BPE supported Keith Coghill in a complex £10m deal which included buying an ex care home out of administration.


Lectec Services Ltd

When Lectec owners, Martyn Moody and Alistair Dunk, wanted to sell the £11m turnover company in the middle of the economic downturn in 2010, they needed to work with a law firm who had vast experience in this field and would get the complex deal completed on time and in budget. BPE was instructed by Lectec after a recommendation from Lectec’s corporate advisers engaged on the sale.


Green Compliance PLC

BPE has acted for Green Compliance for more than seven years and is now one of their key strategic partners. Tim Ward, alongside the rest of the Corporate team, has built up a solid working relationship with the company’s directors during this time, assisting with a series of acquisitions, sales and fundraising, as well as supporting their overall business strategy.


Mears Group PLC

BPE has been working with Mears since 1996 when, as an SME, the company was turning over £6million. Soon after, BPE supported chairman, Bob Holt with the flotation of the company on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, creating Mears Group. The relationship continued with a flurry of key acquisitions including Haydon & Co which added more than 500 employees to the existing 83 staff and by 2005, BPE had helped Mears reach a turnover of £203.5 million with a £1 billion order book.


Lifemarque

Lifemarque Limited designs and manufactures travel and outdoor healthcare, camping equipment, outdoor children's products and dog accessories. BPE's Employment team has been working with Lifemarque for many years and the firm also offer them advice on Intellectual Property.


Interserve

Interserve is one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies. Based in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index, Interserve operates in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. With a workforce of over 75,000 people worldwide, employment issues are inevitable for Interserve. BPE’s Employment Team began acting for Interserve in 2009.


Paragon Laundry – Developing overseas markets in the Middle East

BPE advised on all contractual agreements when Paragon Laundry moved into the Middle East, taking over the management of existing laundries and building brand new hi-tech facilities in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.


St Paul’s Medical Centre, Cheltenham – Future proofing your surgery

BPE worked as a team with other third party professionals to secure sufficient funding, agree building contracts, create new partnership agreements and complete a successful build.


Anatwine

BPE’s relationship with Anatwine began in 2014 when the law firm was appointed by Anatwine’s Founder and Chief Executive, Chris Griffin, at the start of his pioneering online retail technology business. Using bespoke software, the company optimises retailers and brands stock levels by analysing sales data and enabling brands to be launched across retailers’ sites across the world without the need for the retailer to have bought the brand’s stock.


Pro-Bolt – World leaders in motorcycle nuts & bolts

Alongside the Directors and staff at Pro-Bolt, BPE has registered and negotiated the purchase of Pro-Bolt trade marks in the UK, advised on a brand-protection matters, applied for global trade mark protection, and assisted in restructuring the company.


MandMDirect – High growth, online fashion retail

For the past 10 years, BPE has supported MandMDirect at every stage of the company’s evolution, including a management buy-out in 2004 by ECI Partners, shortly before the company’s re-branding to the recognisable MandMDirect brand of today.


Le Creuset

Established in 1925, Le Creuset is recognised the world over for market-leading premium quality ranges of cookware and accessories.

Innovation remains at the forefront of Le Creuset's success and BPE's Science and Technology team work closely with them to ensure they achieve the results they want.


Fluid Transfer

Based in Gloucestershire, Fluid Transfer (FTi) is renowned for providing total refuelling solutions for aviation, marine and ground fuels. The company is recognised as the preferred partner to the world's major oil companies, into-plane operators and military defence organisations worldwide.

BPE has advised FTi in two key areas - with their International trade, advising on Terms and Conditions and with their HR requirements, helping the company to manage staff effectively and ensure Fluid Transfer is a good place to work.