Accord (company)

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Accord plc
Public
IndustrySupport services
FateAcquired
SuccessorEnterprise plc
Founded1999
Defunct2007
HeadquartersWelwyn Garden City, UK
Key people
Stelio Stefanou, (Chairman)
Number of employees
3,000 (2007)

Accord plc, previously Accord Operations, was a public services provider based in Hertfordshire, England.

History[edit]

Accord was established by Stelio Stefanou in 1999 by a demerger of the John Doyle Group.[1] On 21 September 2007, after eight years of growth, the company was acquired by Enterprise plc[2] for £180m.[3]

Operations[edit]

Company services included business, environmental, highways, housing and technical services mainly for local authorities.[4] The company had some 50 offices and employed 3,000 people.[5] It undertook the entire facilities management service for Westminster City Council.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doyle plc: History Archived January 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Enterprise plc acquires Accord plc
  3. ^ Rosemary Gordon loses bid for 'pot of gold' from tycoon Stelio Stefanou Metro, 2 December 2010
  4. ^ Public Service Private Profit, p. 12 Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Unison
  5. ^ "Case Studies - Secure Citrix remote access for Accord plc" (PDF).
  6. ^ Accord reveals 22% profits rise Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Local Government, 1 February 2003

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