November 24, 2020

Leeds-based Moorhead Group continues expansion with the acquisition of East Midlands Demolition

Leeds-based pre-construction enabling works and excavation specialists, the Moorhead Group, has announced the purchase of Derby-based firm East Midlands Demolition (EMD).

The development is part of the Moorhead Group’s strategic plan to expand both the current range of enabling works services and their geographical coverage.


(L-R) Winn Jones, Managing Director, East Midlands
Demolition (EMD); Peter Siddall, Previous owner of EMD; Philip Horsnall, Moorhead Group
co-founder; Jonathan Prutton, Moorhead Group co-founder

Moorhead Group co-founder, Jonathan Prutton, said that the move would significantly strengthen the Group’s offering and reputation in this specialist sector of the construction industry: “We are delighted to have acquired EMD. It’s one of the most capable and respected demolition companies in the region and is a perfect fit with our plans for expansion and ability to offer a complete enabling works solution.

“Moorhead Excavations was established in 1987 and acquired by the Moorhead Group in 2016. It provides a variety of services to the construction industry including Geotechnical Engineering, Bulk Excavation, Demolition, Asphalt Removal, Site Remediation, Soil Stabilisation, Recycling, Crushing and Aggregates supply. From our base in Leeds we have become the industry leader in the region and our plans now are to replicate this success in the East Midlands by offering our customers a one-stop-shop for their pre-construction enabling work-related needs.

“We have also opened a West Midlands office in Stoke-on-Trent to service those areas within a 50 miles radius of Stoke. This means we are now well-placed to operate a variety of projects, from residential sites to large scale commercial, public sector and industrial developments across the West Midlands.

“Whilst this is a significant step in our strategic and organic expansion, our search for additional businesses to join the Group is ongoing. Through our present management team and extensive vehicle, plant and equipment holding, we are very well placed for future growth. As such, we continue to seek the right business to add to our portfolio and are actively recruiting new personnel to strengthen our team,” added Philip Horsnall, Moorhead Group co-founder.